Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud today announced the members of the Search Committee for the University’s new chief financial officer (CFO). The new CFO will report directly to the Chancellor and provide strategic leadership for critical finance and administrative functions….
Scott Kemp Named University Treasurer
Scott Kemp has been named Syracuse University treasurer. Kemp’s appointment, which began in September 2021, was approved by the executive committee of the University’s Board of Trustees. Kemp will report to Gwenn Judge, interim senior vice president and chief financial officer.
“Scott has provided steady and strong fiscal leadership throughout his time at the University,” says Judge. “We are fortunate to have someone with Scott’s expertise and skill set already here and prepared to take on this critically important role.”
As treasurer, Kemp oversees Cash Management, Debt Management, Investment and Endowment Accounting, and Student Financial Services. His ongoing work includes collaboration with key stakeholders on the University’s investments and endowment portfolio, including University administration, the University’s outsourced chief investment officer (Partners Capital), and the investment and endowment committee of the Board of Trustees.
In the coming fiscal year, Kemp will lead the Office of the Treasurer as it executes on process improvements to ensure the accuracy, completeness, efficiency and effectiveness of all aspects of treasury financial information at the University.
Kemp first joined the Office of the Treasurer in 2009 as assistant treasurer. He was named as associate treasurer in 2014 and has served as interim treasurer since July 2021. Kemp previously served in the interim treasurer role between August 2019 and September 2020. While interim treasurer, Kemp was involved in a number of significant initiatives, including the complete restructure of the University’s debt portfolio, selection of and shift to a new outsourced chief investment officer, the transition of steam operations to a best-in-class third party and cash management of $300 million in capital projects, and led the treasury department through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to coming to Syracuse University, Kemp worked in the private sector in the areas of corporate treasury management, controllership, executive financial reporting and public accountancy. He earned a B.S. in accounting from SUNY Geneseo and an MBA from Le Moyne College. Kemp is a certified treasury professional (CTP), certified public accountant (CPA) and certified management accountant (CMA).