The University of Olivet welcomes Martin “Marty” Hanifin as its new vice president for finance and administration. He will serve as the chief financial officer and is responsible for providing leadership for all aspects of institutional finance and administration, including: financial services, human resources, physical plant, legal services, and auxiliary enterprises.
“Marty brings a vast knowledge of finance and administration in higher education to The University of Olivet,” Corey said. “I look forward to supporting him in his new role and I’m thrilled to welcome him to The University of Olivet and to our great state of Michigan.”
Hanifin has served as vice president for finance and administration for Paul Smith’s College in New York. Prior to Paul Smith’s, Hanifin served as vice chancellor for administration and finance at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, vice president for finance and administration at Colorado State University Pueblo, and in multiple finance and administrative positions at the University of Oregon.
“I am delighted to join The University of Olivet as this exciting time in history. With growing enrollment, strong academic programs, and a successful and transformative comprehensive campaign underway, The University of Olivet is moving in the right direction,” Hanifin said. “The campus and surrounding Olivet community are both strong and wonderfully supportive of each other. I look forward to being a member of President Corey’s administration and being part of the The University of Olivet family.”
Hanifin holds a law degree from the University of Virginia. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. Hanifin has years of state government, legal and legislative experience, including serving as fiscal analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate and as a staff member for two Vermont governors. He served in the Army as a member of the JAG Corps. Hanifin has also served the higher education community for a number of years as a peer reviewer in accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.