Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Brian Burnett, Ph.D., assumed the responsibilities of the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the University of Missouri System effective August 25, 2014.
Burnett comes to the UM System with an extensive background in public higher education administration and provides management and leadership over departments including treasury, controller, procurement, management services, budget planning and development, and internal audit functions. He also serves as a general officer to the university.
Previously, Burnett served in concurrent roles at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS), as UCCS senior executive vice chancellor for administration and finance, and as University of Colorado System (CU) associate vice president for administration and foundation relations. In that role, he managed the Development Services Agreement between the university and the CU Foundation that supported fundraising activities at all CU campuses. As an associate member of the graduate faculty, Burnett has published several works and articles, taught classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as guest lectured and presented on the economic future and fiscal health of public higher education, specifically in Colorado.
A native of Colorado Springs, Dr. Burnett earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado Boulder, a master’s degree in finance from the University of Colorado Denver and a doctor of philosophy in educational leadership, research and policy from UCCS. Previous to his roles at UCCS and CU, Burnett served as the chief financial officer for the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)