Director of Finance, College of Humanities and Sciences
Russ Carmichael serves as the Director of Finance supporting the College of Humanities and Sciences. In this capacity, Russ Russ is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the financial planning and fiscal operations of CHS, including operating budget, sponsored programs, endowment and auxiliary services. Russ will also serve as the primary liaison with the university budget office, and provide administrative oversight to ensure that CHS is in compliance with various university, federal and state laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
Russ has nearly twenty years of experience in public higher education administration and finance. Most recently, Russ served at Longwood University in a myriad of roles to include assistant vice president for business operations, director of planning, business, and real estate services, and director of financial planning and research. Prior to his time at Longwood, Russ worked for the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and managed financial policy.
Russ holds a B.A. in economics and commerce from Hampden-Sydney College, and a M.B.A. from James Madison University. In his free time, Russ enjoys traveling with his wife, Jill, and their three children. He is also a recreational volleyball player and an avid baseball fan.