Operations and Finance

About the Operations and Finance Sector

Operations and Finance provides essential customer-focused services to the University of Montana community in support of the University’s mission.

The Office of the Vice President for Operations and Finance is directly responsible to the President of the University of Montana for all administrative and financial support activities impacting the campus. In addition to advancing UM’s sustainability efforts, Operations and Finance also provides critical support to Missoula College, as well as Helena College, Montana Tech and UM Western. The varied divisions under the purview of the Vice President include:

Adams Center

Western Montana's premier venue for athletic events, concerts and special productions

Budget, Planning and Analysis

Budgeting, planning, financial analysis and reporting

Business Services

Accounting, Accounts Payable, Debt Management, Financial Systems, Property Management, Purchasing, Student Accounts, Travel and Treasury

Data and Institutional Effectiveness

Common reporting definitions and standard reports about our finances and students, faculty and staff

Information Technology

Client (academic and administrative) support, cyber-infrastructure, classroom technology, enterprise and student technologies, research computing and cybersecurity

Environmental Health and Safety

Provides oversight and guidance on matters related to occupational health and safety, the environment and related regulatory compliance

Facilities Services

Campus Stores, Construction Management and Planning, Custodial, Grounds, Maintenance, Heating and Power Plant, and Recycling

Human Resource Services

Employment Classification, Benefits, Recruitment, Staff Development, Payroll and Training


Parking, Safety, Security and Key Shop

Risk and Insurance Services

Risk assessment, consulting and mitigation; insurance program and claims management


Recycling, E-Waste and Sustainable Campus Initiatives

Go Griz Store

Course materials and textbooks, apparel and spirit shop, supplies and technology, and student essentials