University of Northern Iowa

division of  Finance & Operations

About the Senior Vice President

Michael Hager assumed leadership for the Division of Administration and Financial Services at the University of Northern Iowa in January, 2012. Arriving at UNI in 2004, he served as Director of the Department of Residence and later as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of Residence at UNI, until his appointment as Vice President in 2012.

Hager completed his Doctor of Business Administration at St. Ambrose University. He holds an MBA from the University of Dubuque and BA from UNI. Hager has worked in higher education since 1988. He has provided leadership to UNI's housing systems, dining operations, and retail stores. He has a strong background in the development of complex budgeting systems, long range strategic planning, facilities planning and construction, and sustainability initiatives. Prior to coming to UNI, he worked at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The senior vice president for administration and financial services is a member of the president's cabinet. The senior vice president operates as the chief business and financial officer, provides executive leadership for the university's financial administrative operations, formulates and implements administrative and fiscal policies, provides counsel on resource allocation and sustainability initiatives and oversees facilities, building and safety operations.