Clarkson University Welcomes Jeff Ives as Vice President of Financial Affairs

September 1, 2023

Clarkson University has announced Jeff Ives as its new Vice President of Financial Affairs. Ives’ first day was Sept. 1.

Headshot, Jeff Ives

“We are very excited to have Jeff Ives joining the team,” said Clarkson University President Marc P. Christensen, Ph.D., P.E. “Colleges and universities are facing financial challenges all across the nation. We are so pleased to have someone as capable as Jeff here to help lead Clarkson through these times.”

Ives brings with him more than 10 years of experience as the Assistant Vice President of Finance at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. During his tenure at Dartmouth, Ives led the institution's annual budget, quarterly projection, and long-range planning processes, working closely with academic and administrative colleagues to assess strategic initiatives leading into a fundraising campaign.  He implemented annual budget reallocations to encourage investment in new initiatives and eliminate lower priority spend. 

"It is an honor to have the opportunity to lead the Finance team at Clarkson University,” Ives said. “I look forward to collaborating with faculty and staff at Clarkson to strengthen the institution's financial position in support of its goals." 

Prior to his position at Dartmouth, Ives served as the Budget Director at McGill University in Montreal for five years. 

Ives’ corporate finance experience includes several roles at a large pharmaceutical company in New York City and Princeton, NJ, a risk management associate position at an insurance company based in Bermuda, and a loan officer position for a commercial bank in Philadelphia. He received his MBA from Duke University and his undergraduate degree in economics from Haverford College. 

Ives has also been involved in several boards and advisory committees in the community, including serving on the board for The Dartmouth, an independent, student-run college newspaper, the Hanover, NH Town Finance Committee, and the board for his church.

Clarkson University is a proven leader in technological education, research, innovation and sustainable economic development. With its main campus in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley, Clarkson faculty have a direct impact on more than 7,800 students annually through nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate STEM designated degrees in engineering, business, science and health professions; executive education, industry-relevant credentials and K-12 STEM programs. Alumni earn salaries among the top 2% in the nation: one in five already leads in the c-suite. To learn more go to
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