Office of the Executive Vice President for Business and Finance, Treasurer
Executive Vice President for Business and Finance, Treasurer
Al Diaz joined the University in July 2009 as executive vice president for business and finance, treasurer.
In his role, Diaz is responsible for managing a $1.9 billion budget and overseeing all financial affairs, business services, human resource services, physical facilities, auxiliary enterprises, and internal audit functions. He also supervises the information technology enterprise jointly with the provost. In addition, Diaz oversees financial relationships with affiliated corporations and provides liaison with legal counsel. He reports to the president and Board of Trustees.
Prior to his appointment at Purdue, Diaz was vice chancellor for administration at the University of California at Riverside. He also has extensive experience with NASA, where he managed a $3 billion budget as director of the Goddard Space Flight Center and then subsequently a $5.5 billion budget as associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate.
Diaz holds a bachelor's degree in physics from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia and a master's degree in physics from Old Dominion University, as well as a master's degree in management from MIT.