Ellen Herbst

Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance

University System of Maryland

Ellen Herbst was appointed as the University System of Maryland’s Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance in November 2017.  Prior to that she served as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration at the United States Department of Commerce.

As Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, Herbst manages the System’s financial and administrative performance.  She serves as a senior leader for the USM Office and across the System, works directly with the USM’s 12 institutions and two regional centers; and represents the USM as it partners with Maryland’s public officials to provide high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities, support research and scholarship, and foster programs that serve citizens of Maryland and the nation.  In particular, Herbst oversees the USM’s strategic planning, performance and accountability, enrollment management, operating budget, finance and comptroller, debt management and financial reporting, endowment administration and oversight, capital planning and development, information technology, institutional research and information management, financial and administrative policy development, real property and procurement, and human resources.

Prior to joining the Federal Government, she served as an executive in various companies.

She earned her MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting from the University of Delaware.