Office of Finance

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Deborah A. Durcan
Vice President for Finance
Phone: 608 262-1311
Fax: 608 262-3985
1752 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Since December 1999, Deborah A. Durcan has served as Vice President for Finance with the University of Wisconsin System. In this role, she serves as Chief Financial Officer to the Board of Regents, the President, and the UW System Institutions and Administration. Her understanding of complex financial rules helps the UW System develop sound financial policies and practices, thus ensuring fiscal integrity and the ability to achieve academic missions.

Ms. Durcan has held a variety of financial posts within the UW System, including Associate/Assistant Vice President for Financial Administration (1992-1999), Controller (1987-1992), Director of Accounting Services/Associate Controller (1985-87), and Assistant Director for Financial Reporting (1984-1985).

Her credentials include a Bachelor’s of Business Administration-Accounting from UW-Madison, as well as accreditation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). She has been an active member of several professional associations, serving on the Board of Directors of the Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO) from 1996-2002. She chaired the 2004 Annual Meeting of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and currently serves on the NACUBO Research Universities Constituent Council. She also represents the Regent President on the State of Wisconsin’s College Savings Board.