Learn more about the Chief Financial Officer MaryFrances McCourt
MaryFrances McCourt, Chief Financial Officer, was appointed in April, 2022. She works closely with Deans and Officers, faculty, and senior administrative leaders throughout the University and UChicago Medicine to manage and strengthen the University’s business, financial, and administrative strategies in support of the academic, research, and patient care missions. MaryFrances is responsible for Financial Services, Controllership, Treasury/Capital Markets, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Risk Management, Compliance, Internal Audit, and Shared Services.
An accomplished financial leader with deep experience in higher education, MaryFrances joined UChicago from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was Senior Vice President for Finance and Treasurer. There she led the strategic and operational direction of a wide range of areas, including financial systems, accounts payable, payroll, property management, global support services, research services, risk management and insurance, student registration and financial services, and the Treasurer's Office. While at Penn, she oversaw the modernization of its financial management systems and processes, developed a comprehensive, long-range planning model, and led programs to expand student access and affordability, strengthen financial stewardship, and enhance compliance.
Before joining Penn in 2016, MaryFrances served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Indiana University. She also previously served in financial management roles for Agilysys, Inc., a diversified technology distributor focused on enterprise system solutions. She earned her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Duke University and an MBA from Case Western University.
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