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.

As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation. We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,000+ students across 95 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions. Our alumni earn salaries that are among the top 2% in the nation and realize accelerated career growth. One in five already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company. To learn more about Clarkson University, go to
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