List of DFA Units and Departments

The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) comprises 10 distinct units and over 600 employees. Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer Mike Green works closely with the president and provost as he provides leadership, oversight, and stewardship for all aspects of the university's administrative functions and services, and an annual budget of over $1.6 billion. DFA leaders collaborate across the university to ensure that OSU’s resources, infrastructure and services are aligned with the university’s teaching, research and engagement mission.


The Division of Finance and Administration enables the university's mission by being a trusted, innovative and collaborative partner that builds and delivers programs connecting every member of the OSU community to resources, people, environments and systems that are vital to excel and succeed. 

Mission, Values and Strategic Priorities

The primary goal of all DFA units is to support OSU’s mission and the success of students, faculty and staff. We like to say that the work of DFA impacts every person at OSU, every moment, every day. 

The division’s priorities and projects are driven by our Framework for Success and its three main elements—the DFA Guiding Principles, key performance indicators and performance measures/metrics. Together with leadership's consideration of OSU's broader context, these elements determine the division's strategic initiatives, which contributes to achieving the university's goals

Built on the foundation of OSU’s core values—accountability, diversity, integrity, respect, and social responsibility—the DFA Framework for Success allows for an open and collaborative culture where everyone can use a common language to contribute their expertise and ideas.

For more information about the division, please contact the VPFA Office.