Jacqueline A. Travisano, Ed.D.

Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Jacqueline A. Travisano, Ed.D., a highly distinguished professional with nearly 20 years of higher education experience, is the University of Miami’s executive vice president for business and finance and chief operating officer (COO).

As COO, Dr. Travisano is responsible for all financial functions, including accounting, financial reporting; budgeting and planning; treasury services (including investing endowment, pension assets and working capital, credit strategies and external financial relationships); human resources; information technology; supply chain; campus planning; and facilities design and construction. She also oversees campus and facilities management; emergency preparedness; parking; research administration; auxiliary operations; and entertainment and dining facilities.

Immediately prior to joining the University of Miami, Dr. Travisano served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Nova Southeastern University, FL (NSU). Other past appointments include serving as vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer at St. John's University in Queens, New York, vice president for finance and operations at Carlow University, and associate vice president for finance and administration at Chatham University, both in Pittsburgh. She began her career in 1990 in the Pittsburgh office of Coopers & Lybrand. In addition to her Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from NSU, Dr. Travisano holds an M.B.A. from Chatham University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Robert Morris University.

In 2014, Dr. Travisano was named one of South Florida Business Journal’s Influential Business Women, and the National Diversity Council presented her with its Glass Ceiling Award. In 2012, the Florida Diversity Council honored her as one of Florida's most powerful and influential women.

Dr. Travisano’s extensive charitable work includes service on the Board of Directors for the ARC of Broward County, the Honorary Board of the Special Olympics of Broward County, and the Board of Directors for the March of Dimes of Broward County. She is also an active member of the Royal Dames for Cancer Research; in 2014 she chaired their annual event, the Tiara Ball, raising more than $400,000 for Cancer Research.