President Amy Gutmann and EVP Craig Carnaroli have announced the appointment of Trevor C. Lewis as the University’s Vice President for Budget and Management Analysis, effective July 1. He will succeed Bonnie Gibson who has been in that role since 2003 (Almanac November 16, 2004) and is retiring at the end of June.
In his current role, as the chief of academic finance and planning for the Office of the Provost, Mr. Lewis has direct responsibility for finance, budget, human resources, space and administration for approximately 40 administrative units, staff of 1,050, and $150 million in budget resources. With over 20 years of leadership experience in higher education, he brings his expertise in long-range strategic, financial and capital planning, budgeting, space planning, human resources management, organizational development, project management and systems implementation.
In making this announcement, Mr. Carnaroli and President Gutmann noted that, “Trevor is well known across campus and has a solid reputation as a trusted advisor and leader. As a member of the Provost’s Senior Management Group, Trevor provides advice and counsel to the Provost on many academic initiatives and opportunities. He provides leadership in support of strategic University priorities through facilitation and collaboration resulting in the optimal use of central resources, ensuring both short and long term financial flexibility. Trevor serves as the Provost’s primary budget liaison to the University’s 12 schools and seven resource and administrative centers.”
Mr. Lewis joined the Office of the Provost in 2005 (AlmanacOctober 18, 2005) as the chief of academic finance and planning, where he’s been a key contributor on many projects including the Penn Wharton China Center, the Penn Center for Innovation, the Online Learning Initiative, and most recently, the Human Capital Management project.
He has served as acting senior associate dean for finance and administration for the Wharton School (2005) and acting vice dean for finance and administration with the School of Arts and Science (2012).
He began his career with Penn as an assistant wrestling coach in 1995. In 1997 he joined the Wharton School where he held a number of roles with increasing financial responsibility including comptroller and director of administrative affairs. At Wharton, he was an integral part of key initiatives including the completion of Huntsman Hall, a $140 million project; the development of the School’s cash flow model for Wharton’s $450 million capital campaign; the establishment of Wharton San Francisco; and the restructuring of Wharton executive education finance department.
Prior to his career at Penn, Mr. Lewis competed internationally for the United States, pursuing a spot on the US Olympic Wrestling Team and finishing fourth in the 1996 US Olympic Trials.
He earned a BSE in 1988 in civil engineering with a joint degree in architecture and engineering from Princeton University and in 1990 he earned his MBA in management from Lehigh University.