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James S. Almond

Senior Vice President for Business Services and Assistant Treasurer James S. Almond

Jim Almond joined Purdue in 1983 as a project administrator in the Office of Contract and Grant Business Affairs. He held managerial roles in accounting services and human resources before becoming assistant director of investments in 1992, assistant comptroller in 1995, and comptroller a year later. He was promoted to vice president for business services and assistant treasurer in 1998, and served as the interim executive vice president for business and finance, treasurer from November 2008 to June 2009.  In July 2009 he was promoted to Senior Vice President for Business Services and Assistant Treasurer.

In his current role, Almond is responsible for business support functions that include the following areas: business management, comptroller, procurement services, budget and fiscal planning, treasury operations, sponsored program services, housing and food services, investments and oversight of the regional campus business operations.

Almond has served as a steering committee member for the North Central Accreditation Self-Study, was co-chair of the Excellence 21 Steering Committee, the Patents and Copyrights Committee, and the TRASK Fund Committee. He was the University officer to the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee (APSAC) and the Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC) from 1998-2010. In 1999, he was the vice chair of the Purdue University United Way Campaign and chair of the 2000 Purdue University United Way Campaign.

In addition to his Purdue duties, Almond has served on the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Taxation Task Force, the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 Reporting Task Force, the UBIT Expense Allocation Project, and the Research Universities Council.
Jim Almond is a native of Fort Wayne, IN, and received his bachelor's and master's of business administration degrees from Indiana University in 1983 and 1987 and is a CFA Charterholder.