Staff List

  • Chris Ruhl, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
  • Nancy A. Decker, Administrative Assistant

Contact Information

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Chris Ruhl became Purdue University’s chief financial officer and treasurer on January 1, 2020. Ruhl also serves as treasurer of the Purdue Board of Trustees, as approved on Dec. 6, 2019.

In his role, Ruhl is charged with managing the university’s budget of more than $2 billion and overseeing all financial affairs, business services, human resource services and internal audit functions. He reports directly to Purdue President Mitch Daniels and the Board of Trustees and serves on the university’s executive leadership team.

Prior to this appointment, Ruhl served since July 2017 as Purdue’s senior vice president for strategic initiatives and CFO for Purdue University Global. He came to Purdue from Ivy Tech Community College, where he was CFO and general counsel. Ruhl also served as director of the Indiana Office of Management and Budget (OMB), director of the Indiana State Budget Agency, and policy director and general counsel for the Indiana OMB under then Gov. Daniels. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the Valparaiso University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business.

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