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Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-18-002

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the files of the Senior Vice President for Administration at Johns Hopkins University dating from 1972-1992. At least some of the files are those of Eugene S. Sunshine, who held the position from 1987 to 1997.

Dates

  • 1972 - 1992

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information. This collection is not processed and therefore has not been prepared for research use. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical note on Eugene S. Sunshine

Eugene S. Sunshine served as Senior Vice President for Administration at Johns Hopkins University from 1987 to 1997.

Sunshine came to Johns Hopkins in March 1987 as treasurer. Exactly a year later, at 38, he was promoted to senior vice president, just as the university was beginning to appreciate the seriousness of a deficit crunch in several divisions, particularly Arts and Sciences and the Peabody Institute. He and then-provost John Lombardi worked closely together to craft a five-year plan.

The plan included the cancellation of some unfunded initiatives, some cuts in positions through attrition, strict controls on administrative overhead, a controlled growth in student body size and new ventures in continuing education. By fiscal 1994, the university was back in the black after running deficits in four of the five previous years.

New five-year plans constructed each year since the first one have helped the university spot new financial challenges out on the horizon and respond to them quickly, university administrators say. The plan approved by the trustees last May, covering fiscal years 1997 to 2001, is the first to project a surplus in all five years.

Sunshine, as chief adviser on non-academic matters to four Hopkins presidents, also played a critical role in the university's response to threats to the federal system for reimbursing capital costs for research facilities. He helped create a partnership among the university, the state of Maryland and private supporters to rescue the Peabody Institute, and helped develop a self-supporting plan for renovation of most of the university's student housing.

Source: http://pages.jh.edu/gazette/janmar97/jan0697/shine.html, accessed 2016 August 24.

Historical note on the Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration serves as the universitys chief financial officer and chief operating officer. The office oversees the offices of the controller; internal audits; investment management; planning and budget; and treasury. In addition, the office is responsible for the functions related to corporate security, facilities and real estate, human resources, information technology, purchasing and risk management.

The senior vice president for finance and administration is accountable to the universitys Board of Trustees to ensure the overall fiscal and administrative health of the institution and is responsible for the work of five board committees: Audit, Compliance and Insurance; Compensation; Finance (and its Capital Subcommittee and Debt Subcommittee); Intermediate Sanctions; and Investments.

Extent

1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record center carton)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of the files of the Senior Vice President for Administration at Johns Hopkins University dating from 1972-1992. At least some of the files are those of Eugene S. Sunshine, who held the position from 1987 to 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These records were transferred from their parent office.

Processing Information

This collection is not processed and therefore has not been prepared for research use. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Title
Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration records
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA