Provost Wendell Pritchett announced the appointment of Mark Dingfield as Associate Provost for Finance and Planning, effective September 5.
Dr. Dingfield has been executive director for planning, analysis and technology at Princeton University, where he has worked since 2010. He oversaw the planning, administration and budgetary operations of the Office of Finance and Treasury and worked closely with the Provost, EVP, trustees and deans on strategic planning to support academic and administrative priorities. His experience at Princeton included leading “Princeton Prime,” a multi-year strategic initiative to redesign and modernize the university’s financial processes and infrastructure, and leading financial planning and analysis for Princeton’s strategic plan.
“Mark brings to us a remarkable combination of skills, spanning financial administration, academic research and strategic planning,” said Provost Pritchett. “This background gives him a deep understanding of the range of initiatives at Penn. I am confident that he will bring great insight and energy to our work across the University.”
Dr. Dingfield earned a BA in political science in 2001, with concentrations in public policy and German studies, from Swarthmore College, where he was on the Board of Managers from 2004-2009. He earned an MSc with distinction in 2003 in European public policy from the London School of Economics and a PhD in political science in 2016 from Temple University.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia.
Before Princeton, he worked for six years both in Europe and in the Seattle area, as a senior product manager at Microsoft and a director at Think Act.