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Burkey Named SVP for Operations at Creighton University

Burkey Named SVP for Operations at Creighton University

Daniel E. Burkey has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president for Operations at Creighton University, effective July 1.

In this position, he will assume responsibility for the financial operations of the University and provide direct oversight of the Administration, Finance, General Counsel, Information Technology, Student Services and University Relations functions. The role of the senior vice president for Operations will be to enhance operating performance, facilitate timely identification of key operating challenges and corresponding solutions, ensure coordination among the various administrative areas and between administrative and academic areas, and to provide effective evaluation and communication of operating performance to the Board of Directors.

“I am pleased, along with the University’s Board of Directors, that Dan has agreed to accept this new challenge on behalf of Creighton University,” said the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., Creighton president. “As the higher education environment has become increasingly more complex and permeated with rapid change, his experience and familiarity with Creighton and its operations will facilitate an agile and adaptive structure that can quickly respond to internal and external forces.”

Burkey has served as Creighton’s vice president for Administration and Finance since April 2001 and has been at the University for nearly 20 years. Prior to that he served as a financial consultant and auditor with an international public accounting and consulting firm.

The search for a replacement to fill Burkey’s current position will begin immediately.

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