Brad Sheriff joined the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS) in May 2016 as Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. In this role, he supervises the UAFS areas of Finance and Business Services, Human Resources, Plant Operations, Technology Services, and the University Police Department.
Brad possesses extensive experience in the higher education finance area, having most recently served as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance for Academic Affairs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to that, he served as Associate Vice President for Business & Compliance at Indiana Wesleyan University. He also held a number of positions at the University of Illinois, including Director of University Strategic Procurement.
Brad has participated with the Big Ten Controllers’ Group, the Big Ten Purchasing Directors’ Group, and has been an active member of the Central Association of College and University Business Officers, serving on the Business and Finance Committee and the Audit Committee. He has also served on the Midwestern Higher Education Compact Master Property Program Leadership Committee and its Finance and Audit sub-committee.
A Certified Management Accountant, Brad holds an MBA and undergraduate degree in business management. He has completed the Higher Education Management Development Program, offered through Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Global Leadership with a specialization in Academic Administration.