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Johns Hopkins selects Laurent Heller as next senior vice president for finance and administration

Johns Hopkins University

April 26, 2021


Laurent Heller has been selected from a highly competitive national search as Johns Hopkins University's next senior vice president for finance and administration. Heller brings to the role extensive experience in budget and financial management, higher education strategy, and business operations at leading universities.

Heller will join JHU from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where since August 2016 he has served as vice chancellor for finance and administration, overseeing the university's finance, facilities, information technology, human resources, housing and dining, and public safety functions. His first day at Hopkins will be June 21.

"Throughout his career, Laurent has demonstrated a keen intellect and deep passion for the academic enterprise, while marshaling his extensive expertise in financial analysis and long-term financial planning to support the core academic missions of discovery, education, and service to community," Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels wrote in a message to the Hopkins community today. "He has also dedicated himself to building and sustaining job and career frameworks to support staff advancement and success within his organizations, and he has made the creation of diverse and equitable work environments a hallmark of his leadership."