As vice president for finance and operations/chief operating officer (VPFO), Jed Shivers provides leadership for the University’s administrative, financial, and operational unit. The Division of Finance & Operations provides leadership and expertise for delivering quality services essential to the mission of the University. Areas reporting to the VPFO include finance, facilities, public safety, human resources and payroll services, equal opportunity/Title IX, policy, and Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Shivers and his staff are dedicated to providing outstanding customer service while maintaining the fiscal integrity of the University, and are constantly striving to provide a healthy, safe, well-maintained campus for UND's faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
In 2020, Shivers was appointed the COVID-19 point person responsible for monitoring and leading UND’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Shivers came to UND in 2018 from Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, N.Y.), where he served as associate dean for finance and administration for 11 years. He was responsible for virtually all non-academic activities on the campus including: information technology, budget, accounting, office of sponsored projects, post-award grant accounting, student housing, security, food service, housekeeping, facility planning and construction, operations and maintenance, and environmental health and safety as well as providing management to its core scientific services including high performance computing, research computing, animal institute, etc.
Prior to Einstein, Shivers spent combined 24 years in administration at Robert Wood Johnson University, Stanford University, University of Miami, Yale University School of Medicine, and University of California San Francisco Schools of Medicine.
Shivers was born in Madison, Wis., where his father earned his Ph.D., and grew up near the campus of the University of Connecticut. His father was a faculty member there from 1962-2005, and his mother taught at the University high school. He met his wife, Sandra E. Shivers (Stanford University Ph.D. ‘94) as she was completing her thesis after a stint as a school superintendent in California.
- MBA University of Connecticut, 1981
- B.S. Johns Hopkins, 1978