Rene Stewart O'Neal
- Vice Provost for Budget and Finance
Rene Stewart O’Neal joined the Provost’s leadership team at the George Washington University as the new Vice Provost for Budget and Finance in June 2013. She has responsibility for developing multi-year budget plans and projections for colleges and academic units, in coordination with the Provost and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance, consistent with the mission of the University. She serves as a strategic partner in guiding the allocation of resources to support academic priorities and the university’s strategic plan. The university's partnerships with China are among Rene's priorities.
Before joining the GW community, Rene was the Director of Planning and Assistant Director of the Office of Planning & Budgets at Michigan State University. A career higher education finance professional, she has held senior administrative positions in finance, budgeting, treasury, academic planning and operations at Wellesley College, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and Michigan State University. Her particular areas of expertise are higher education finance and analysis, budgeting and strategic planning, strategy and change management, institutional effectiveness and inclusive excellence. She holds AB and Master of Public Policy degrees from Harvard University.
Professional organizations and affiliations include the National Consortium of Continuous Improvement; Society for College and University Planning (SCUP); People to People Ambassador Program; Phi Kappa Phi (Academic National Honor Society). Rene was a 2009-10 American Council on Education fellow at New York University with a fellowship focus on strategic global engagement for universities and sustainable financial models for higher education.