Executive Vice President Finance and Administration, Rice University
Kelly Fox is a senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in higher education. As executive vice president for finance and administration, Fox’s responsibilities include supervision of financial planning and policies; financial reporting; debt and cash management; financial systems; non-academic budgeting; compliance; capital markets; accounting and audit; construction; facilities; security; housing and food; and human resources. Other responsibilities span the entire institution, including information technology, real estate, and all divisions of the undergraduate, graduate and professional school programs. Although Kelly reports directly to the president, she also works with Rice’s provost on academic budgets and is a key strategic partner with other leaders at Rice.
Prior to joining Rice, Fox was executive vice president and chief budget officer at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In this role, Fox lead the financial management and planning activities for the university’s $2.3 billion budget. She also provided leadership, oversight and direction for the institute’s division of administration and finance, which includes financial management and reporting; budgeting; human resources; business services; campus sustainability; facilities planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations; campus safety; information systems and technology; campus planning; and real estate development.