Michael Strine, UVA’s new executive vice president and chief operating officer, knows he has big shoes to fill. He succeeded Leonard W. Sandridge, who stepped down on July 1 after 44 years at UVA. Strine says he and Sandridge share similar values. “Administration and finance exist to promote and serve the mission of the institution,” he says. “I see it as a humble position to support the great work of the faculty and the students.”
Strine was most recently vice president for finance, chief financial officer and treasurer for Johns Hopkins University. He joined Johns Hopkins in 2008, managing its $4 billion operating budget as well as capital budgets, financial reporting and compliance, payroll, purchasing and sponsored research.
At UVA, he will oversee the financial affairs of the University and each of its schools and divisions, including the Medical Center. In addition, several key operational and administrative areas report to him, including human resources, facilities, real estate and public safety.
Before joining Johns Hopkins, Strine had nearly a decade of experience in senior government finance roles in the state of Delaware, as chief financial officer of New Castle County and as chief of policy and operations in the state’s department of finance.
He received his B.A. from the University of Delaware in 1986. He went on to earn a M.A. in 1990 and a Ph.D. in 1992, both in political science, from Johns Hopkins, where he studied public law, organization theory and public policy. Before leaving academia for government service, Strine served as an assistant professor at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado at Boulder.