University of Vermont

Office of the President

Richard Cate

Contact Information

(v) 802-656-0219

Staff Assistant

Alexx Spannaus
(v) 802-656-0219

Richard H. Cate
Vice President for Finance and Treasurer



The Vice President for Finance’s authority stems from his appointment by and reporting line to the President, and to the Provost (Chief Budget Officer) regarding budget matters. The VPF is the Chief Financial Officer of the University and is responsible for ensuring the financial stability and integrity of the institution.

The VPF serves as University Treasurer, an appointment that is made by the Board of Trustees as per the University bylaws. As Treasurer, he is responsible for the preservation of the University’s assets and is responsible for the receipt and investment of funds and is responsible for the management of cash and securities. He also ensures that the President, Provost and Board of Trustees receive the financial statements of the University, including comparisons of budget to actual revenues and expenses.

Reporting Units:

Administrative Business Service Center (ABSC)

Financial Analysis and Budgeting (FAB)

University Financial Services (UFS)

Related Links:

Administrative Business Service Center

Division of Finance

Financial Analysis and Budgeting

University Sourcebook

University Financial Management-Operations Manual

University Annual Operating Budget

University Financial Services

University Financial Statements


Last modified July 21 2015 10:12 AM