J. Robert “Bob” McKee serves as senior vice chancellor for finance and administration and chief of staff.
In this capacity, Mr. McKee is responsible for all aspects of budgetary planning, construction of new facilities, and upgrades to existing buildings. He directs the operations of the budget office, financial services, facilities, human resources, and information technology. He also works closely with Institutional Planning and Operations on facilities and the RUPD.
Mr. McKee has over 25 years of professional experience in accounting, business, finance, and business development in the private sector, government, and higher education. Passionate about organizational resilience, he comes to Rutgers University–Camden from Antioch College in Dayton, Ohio, where he served as vice president of finance and administration. In this role, he led a transition of business models that increased and diversified the college’s revenue while decreasing dependence on student-derived funds. Previously, Mr. McKee served as the chief financial officer for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston, overseeing operations, finances, human resources, and facilities for the largest college in the University of Houston system. He also held a senior leadership role and taught courses in healthcare emergency management at Boston University.
Mr. McKee has long used his skills and experience to promote and defend the health and safety of others. As a hands-on leader in emergency response and crisis management at the local, state, national, and international levels, he has been deployed on disaster-response teams at the World Trade Center on 9/11, the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. He is soon to complete a doctorate in leadership, management, and policy from New Jersey City University. He holds an M.B.A. specializing in higher education from the University of Phoenix and a B.A. in management from Antioch College.