Matthew Lane Appointed Vice Dean for Finance and Administration in Penn Arts and Sciences

July 24, 2014

Steven Fluharty, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, has announced the appointment of Matthew Lane as Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, effective immediately. Lane oversees the School's financial and administrative infrastructure, including the areas of finance, budget, facilities, human resources, and information technology.

Lane has served as Interim Vice Dean for Finance and Administration since January, while also serving as the School’s Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Operations, a position he had held since 2011. From 2007 to 2011 he was Executive Director of the Department of Chemistry, responsible for all non-academic aspects of that large and complex unit. Prior to that he served for six years in the School's budget office, the last two as its director.

Earlier in his career Lane worked for the Dade County Administrative Office of the Courts (Miami, Fla.) and the City of Philadelphia Streets Department. He received his B.A. from Earlham College and a Master of Governmental Administration from the Penn’s Fels Institute of Government.

“Matt brings a diverse range of leadership experience within, and a broad knowledge of, the School of Arts and Sciences to this important role,” said Fluharty. “Having conducted a national search to fill this position, I am delighted that we were able to identify the best candidate right here in the School.”