- Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations and CFO at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mr. Knuffman has been the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations and CFO since March 2021.
An expert in financial and administrative management, Mr. Knuffman previously served as interim vice chancellor for finance and operations, and as senior associate (deputy) vice chancellor for finance and operations, overseeing the division’s strategic planning and data analysis functions working to align finance and operation’s priorities with the university’s strategic plan. He played a key role advising the vice chancellor, and managing various operational and administrative components of the Division of Finance and Operations, including the Service Center of Excellence.
Prior to joining Carolina, Mr. Knuffman served as vice president for financial planning and analysis at the UNC System Office, where he was a member of the senior team advising the UNC system president and supporting the UNC Board of Governors in finance and business matters. Previously, he served as the deputy director of the N.C. Office of State Budget and Management. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic management of daily operations, change and organizational management, and preparation and oversight of the governor’s budget.
Mr. Knuffman earned his Masters of Public Management at the University of Maryland and his Bachelors degree in Economics and Political Science from Illinois Wesleyan University.