Kevin Reynolds has been appointed the new vice president of Finance and Administration for Portland State by President Wim Wiewel. Former Vice President Monica Rimai left PSU to work at Willamette University in June.
Reynolds’ new role follows a three-month term serving as interim vice president. Reynolds came to PSU in 2005 and has since served as a chemistry professor, chairman of the chemistry department, interim dean of the School of Extended Studies and vice provost for Budget, Planning and Internationalization in the Office of Academic Affairs.
Scott Gallagher, director of communications at PSU, believes Reynolds’ extensive involvement with the university is beneficial for his new role.
“It’s a good thing to have that kind of cross-training…he knows a lot of the faculty, he knows the academic side, he knows the finance side,” Gallagher said.
Reynolds has also been involved in construction projects, including the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building, and worked with the president’s leadership team to develop budget planning.
“[Reynolds] is a funny guy and he likes people, and I’m glad to be able to work with him in this new role,” Gallagher said.
As vice president of Finance and Administration, Reynolds will manage safety, facilities and the budget, as well as oversee over 400 employees.