Helene Grady has been named vice president for planning and budget, effective Nov. 1. Grady, previously associate dean for finance and administration at the School of Nursing, will lead the university's planning and budget team and has been charged with significantly strengthening the quality of financial planning and analysis required to inform university decision making regarding allocation of capital and operating resources in support of academic priorities.
At Nursing, Grady was responsible for aligning the school's budget with its strategic priorities; improving research administration; and enhancing transparency, communication, and accountability among faculty and staff regarding the school's financial and operational performance.
Before joining the university in 2010, she served as deputy director of finance for Baltimore City and as deputy budget director for the city of Philadelphia. Her appointment concludes a national search.
"We are fortunate to have found an internal candidate with the appropriate experience, abilities, and vision to lead the Office of Planning and Budget," said Daniel Ennis, senior vice president for finance and administration, in an email announcing the appointment to faculty and staff. "Helene is looking forward to working with senor academic and administrative leadership across the university to strengthen strategic financial planning in support of the university's teaching, research, and service missions."
Grady joins Greg Oler, university controller; Kathryn Crecelius, vice president for investments and chief investment officer; Frank Bossle, executive director of Internal Audit; and Ennis as a member of the university's financial leadership team.