UND Names Next VP For Finance & Operations/Chief Operating Officer

Jed M. Shivers, newly named vice president for finance & operations/chief operating officer, comes to UND from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, N.Y.), where he has served as associate dean for finance and administration for the last 11 years. Image courtesy of Jed Shivers.

UND President Mark Kennedy has selected Jed M. Shivers to be the University’s next Vice President for Finance & Operations/Chief Operating Officer.

Shivers eventually will succeed Alice Brekke, who has been serving under a phased retirement plan since February 2017. Brekke has been a part of UND for nearly 40 years.

“I’m very excited to welcome Jed Shivers to the OneUND team,” Kennedy said. “Jed brings a wide range of skills to the position that will be highly beneficial to UND at this stage in our evolution as the premier flagship University in the Northern Plains and the region’s chief opportunity engine.

“I am confident he will make great contributions to the success of UND, and continue a legacy of excellence that’s been the norm under the guidance of Alice Brekke.”

Kennedy also thanked Dr. Josh Wynne, vice president of health affairs at UND and dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and the search committee that produced the highly qualified pool of candidates from which Shivers was chosen.

Read more about UND’s new VPFO/COO here.