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Nate Knuffman
Nathan Knuffman, Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations

Nathan “Nate” Knuffman has been the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s interim vice chancellor for finance and operations since August 2020.

An expert in financial and administrative management, Knuffman had previously served as senior associate (deputy) vice chancellor for Finance and Operations since October 2018, overseeing the Division’s strategic planning and data analysis functions to align Finance and Operations’ priorities with the University’s strategic plan, advising the vice chancellor, and managing various operational and administrative components of the Division of Finance and Operations, including the Service Center of Excellence.

Prior to joining Carolina, Knuffman served as vice president for financial planning and analysis at the UNC System Office, where he was a member of the senior team advising the UNC System President and supporting the UNC Board of Governors in finance and business matters. Previously, he served as the deputy director of the N.C. Office of State Budget and Management. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic management of daily operations, change and organizational management, and preparation and oversight of the governor’s budget.

Knuffman earned his master’s of public management at the University of Maryland and his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Illinois Wesleyan University.