Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations
Jonathan Pruitt became the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s vice chancellor for finance and operations Jan. 29, 2018.
As vice chancellor, Pruitt’s responsibilities include oversight of campus-wide financial planning and budgeting; treasury and risk management; facilities planning, construction and operations; real estate development; purchasing; public safety; campus enterprises; environment health and safety; and energy services.
Pruitt formerly served as chief financial officer for the UNC System. In that role, he was responsible for the finance and business affairs of the UNC System Office, managing an operating budget of $10 billion. His role required him to work collaboratively with the UNC Board of Governors, state government, UNC System staff and chief financial officers from the 17 campuses of the UNC System to accomplish strategic financial and operational priorities.
Pruitt is from Pikeville, Kentucky, and received his bachelor of arts degree from Centre College and his master of public administration degree from the University of Kentucky. He began his career as a senior associate of finance for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and as a policy and budget analyst for the Office for Policy and Management.