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VPFP open forum: Daniel Stephens
The search for Illinois State University’s vice president for the Division of Finance and Planning has been narrowed to three candidates. The public and campus community are invited to open forums with the candidates.
This open forum is with candidate Daniel Stephens. Stephens most recently served as the associate vice chancellor of finance for the University of North Texas System in Dallas, serving three universities and more than 42,000 students. He helped oversee a major administrative restructuring of the system and held senior leadership responsibility for accounting, financial reporting, student financial services, accounts payable, payroll, asset accounting, external audit, tax, and accounting systems. Prior to working in Texas, Stephens held senior financial leadership roles with the University of Idaho and Jacksonville University in Florida, serving as university controller and treasurer at both institutions. He also served as chief financial officer at Central Michigan University (global campus division) in Mount Pleasant. Prior to working in higher education, he spent 15 years in audit, accounting, and financial leadership roles for several private corporations. Stephens earned an MBA in finance from the University of North Florida.