TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Matthew M. Fajack will join The University of Alabama as vice president for financial affairs beginning Feb. 15, pending approval by The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees.
Fajack has served as vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2014, serving as the principal finance and business officer. He was the University of Florida’s vice president and chief financial officer from 2008 to 2014.
“We are very pleased to welcome Matt Fajack to The University of Alabama team,” said Stuart R. Bell, UA president. “His professional expertise and administrative experience will be important as we continue to move the flagship forward and advance our strategic plan.”
Fajack will provide leadership for the areas of finance and business activities, enterprise operations, facilities, human resources and public safety.
“I am honored to be joining the University of Alabama family,” Fajack said. “The University is a wonderful institution with great students, faculty and staff. I look forward to working with the team to continue advancing the mission of the University and the State of Alabama.”
Fajack also served as executive director of financial affairs at Kent State University for three years and as chief financial officer for Dallas-based Beta Capital Group for 14 years. Before joining Beta Capital Group in 1990, he was an audit manager for Arthur Andersen & Co.
A native of Ohio, Fajack earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota.
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.