Glenn Ford

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Glenn Ford joined Oregon State University as Vice President for Finance and Administration in July 2013.  Previously, he served as the Vice President for Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Linfield College, a position he held for six years, where he oversaw the financial management of all components of the institution.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Products (Business Management Option) and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Idaho.  

Ford’s twenty-eight year career in higher education leadership also includes twenty-two years of experience in all facets of university finance and administration at three public Land Grant research universities (Utah State University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho). 

Additionally, Ford’s leadership extends to public service.  He currently sits on the Board of the Oregon 529 College Savings Network.  He previously served as Treasurer of the Pioneer Educators Health Trust Board of Directors, chaired the College Liability Insurance Company Board of Directors Underwriting Committee, and was a Board member for the West Coast College Consortium.  He has served on the TIAA-CREF National Advisory Council, and has also long been active in his local communities, including sitting on the Board of Trustees of the Willamette Valley Medical Center, the Board of Directors of the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of McMinnville Downtown Master Plan Advisory Committee, and the McMinnville School District #40 Long Range Facilities Planning Task Force.


Finance and Administration

As Vice President for Finance and Administration at OSU, Glenn Ford serves as the chief financial and administrative officer for the University, reporting directly to the OSU President.

He provides leadership, vision, coordination and budgetary guidance for Athletics, Budget and Fiscal Planning, Business Affairs, Campus Operations, Conference Services, Human Resources, and Public Safety/Oregon State Police.  Ford is an active participant in University budget policy decisions, while dealing with issues to promote fiscal accountability.  At the state level, Ford represents OSU on a number of committees, teams and task forces for the Oregon University System and the State Board of Higher Education. 

The Finance and Administration
Laying the foundation for University success

The Finance and Administration
Finance and Administration supports the core mission of OSU through collaborative and entrepreneurial stewardship of public, human, business, and facilities resources.  Finance and Administrations maintains stewardship of OSU financial resources through the development and maintenance of a sound internal control structure and by ensuring that the financial statements of the university are prepared in conformity with GAAP and OUS policies.