Ken Campbell, Comptroller and Associate Vice President Retires
Ken Campbell, Comptroller and Associate Vice President for Financial Systems, has announced his intention to retire effective June 30. Mr. Campbell, C ’69, has served Penn for the past 33 years in a number of important roles.
Returning to Penn in 1972 from service in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Campbell started his career as the assistant manager in the research accounting section of the Comptroller’s Office. In 1983, he was appointed associate comptroller. Mr. Campbell has been comptroller since 1997 (Almanac January 14, 1997). In 2004, he was promoted to Associate Vice President for Financial Systems and a search for a new comptroller was initiated; the search is expected to be completed prior to Mr. Campbell’s retirement.
During his time at Penn, Mr. Campbell has been actively involved in several major initiatives, which provide the foundation for Penn’s current financial management infrastructure.
He helped implement the original Responsibility Center Management (RCM) model at Penn in 1974. Mr. Campbell was also the overall functional program manager for the University’s largest management change effort since the implementation of RCM. He had overall responsibility for the planning and installation of a new financial management information system at Penn, called the Business Enterprise Network (BEN). “Today, Penn is one of the acknowledged leaders in higher education in its financial management systems and financial reporting practices,” said EVP Craig Carnaroli.
Mr. Campbell has agreed to assist in the transition to his successor. Mr. Carnaroli and Scott Douglass, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer noted that, “Ken has been a tremendous asset to both of us as we have embraced our new responsibilities within the University. Ken’s contributions have been enormously valuable to the University and we will greatly miss his intellect, candor, leadership and sense of humor.”
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 30, April 26, 2005
April 26, 2005
Volume 51 Number 30