Florida A&M University (FAMU) has a new CFO and vice president of finance and administration.
FAMU President Dr. Larry Robinson tapped Dr. Alan Robertson to serve as the university’s CFO. Before this, Robertson served as the senior vice president and CFO of Morehouse College. He is scheduled to begin his new role at the start of next month.
“I would like to thank Dr. Robinson for this opportunity,” said Robertson. “I was very impressed with the FAMU campus and facilities. My experience leading the design, funding and construction of over $200 million in new construction projects will serve the university well with the seven building projects currently in progress.”
According to FAMU, Robertson will “oversee some of the university’s vital operations, including information technology, human resources, facilities planning and construction, the budget office and controller’s office.”
Robinson praised Robertson and noted his decades of experience in higher ed and as an accountant.
“Dr. Robertson’s record of success in higher education and the public and private sectors are impressive,” said Robinson. “His familiarity with aligning the budget process with strategic priorities and experience managing all aspects of university-related finance and administration are critical to ensuring the university’s continuous success.”
During his tenure at Chicago State University, Robertson helped the school achieve a balanced budget. He also served at North Carolina Central University and Prairie State College and as the senior vice president and senior loan officer of the Independence Bank of Chicago, vice president of the First National Bank of Chicago and executive vice president and CFO of Urban Ministries, Inc. He began his professional career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co.
Robertson replaces interim CFO Richard Schweigert who took over the role back in August.
“I appreciate how the university community has embraced me in my time here,” said Schweigert. “It was a privilege for me to come and be of service. I enjoyed helping move the university forward. One of the reasons that I came is because FAMU is an HBCU, and I believe in the mission of HBCUs.”
“I would like to thank VP Schweigert for providing outstanding leadership and for his assistance managing significant leadership change within the division,” said Robinson. “He made many contributions toward building a sustainable first-class business infrastructure for our university.”