University of Miami


The University of Miami's Division of Business and Finance, led by Jacqueline A. Travisano, Ed.D., executive vice president for business and finance and chief operating officer (COO), provides critical finance and business services to support the University of Miami's mission to transform lives through teaching, research, and service. With an annual operating budget in excess of $3.3 billion, endowment assets of $914 million, and total assets of $3.8 billion, the division includes all financial functions at the university, such as accounting and financial reporting; budgeting and planning; treasury and investments/endowment, pension assets and working capital, credit strategies and external financial relationships. In addition to these financial functions, the division provides human resources to the university's over 15,000 faculty and staff members; leading edge information technology investments; purchasing and supply chain services; campus planning, real estate, and development for nearly 12 million square feet of classroom, research, medical, and office space; facilities design, construction, and management; parking and transportation; campus police; emergency management; research administration; and university compliance services, which includes 'CaneWatch, the university's ethics reporting tool.

We provide critical finance and business services to support UM's mission to transform lives through teaching, research, and service.


Dr. Travisano

About the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Jacqueline A. Travisano, Ed.D., executive vice president for business and finance and chief operating officer (COO) at the University of Miami, is responsible for all financial functions and services associated with UM’s budget that supports over 16,000 students and more than 15,000 faculty and staff.

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Our Division Areas

Business and Finance's division areas strive to work together and transform lives every day.

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Our Policies

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Facilities Operations and Planning strives to provide excellent campus services and facilities for students, faculty, staff, and all members of the University of Miami community.
Financial Affairs aspires to deliver highly valued financial and business services that stimulate advocacy for sound financial management practices, operational excellence, financial objectives, and effectively support our community.

Human Resources creates, encourages, and maintains an environment that supports, develops, and sustains the well being of University of Miami faculty, staff, students, and broader community.

Information Technology secures and supports the technology resources that enable achievements and leadership in academics, research, and clinical care.

UM Police Department (UMPD) actively works to maximize the safety and security of the Coral Gables campus through proactive community-policing. Our campus is patrolled 24/7 by highly-skilled and experienced officers.
University Compliance Services promotes and supports a working environment which reflects the University’s commitment to operating with the highest level of integrity while maintaining compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

University Hotline is the University of Miami's secure reporting system to identify, address, and resolve workplace misconduct.
Green U is the culmination of all efforts to increase sustainability throughout the University while educating its community to be better stewards of the environment.