VP Business Affairs & CFO Office
The Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer coordinates activities, people, facilities and finance for the entire Business Affairs organization. In addition to the VP & CFO, it includes the AVP for Business Development, the AVP for Business Affairs Finance and Facilities and a Senior Financial Analyst.
Business Development evaluates and implements new business opportunities presented to the University, evaluates investment opportunities for the President’s Venture Fund, manages the policies governing use of the Stanford's name and trademarks, and completes the strategic assessment of business issues facing the University on behalf of the Vice President of Business Affairs.
Assistant Vice President Noel Hirst manages the finance and facilities for Business Affairs. Budget Officers in Business Affairs have a dotted line or direct reporting relationship to Noel. She is responsible for developing, coordinating, managing, and reporting consolidated Business Affairs budgets and financial results to the University Budget Office and the Controller’s Office. Noel also manages Business Affairs facilities including oversight of capital and space planning, renovations, space allocation and costing for all departments. As part of her facilities role she oversees facilities management at the Porter Drive Campus. The 3145 & 3160 Porter Drive Operations and Building Manager and the team of receptionists report to Noel. Noel is also the Department Operations Center Emergency Coordinator for the non-IT areas in Business Affairs.
The financial analyst reports to the CFO & VP of Business Affairs and staffs the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance and undertakes special projects for senior leadership across the University.