Vice President for Administration and Finance, University of Houston
Veteran higher education administrator Carl Carlucci began his duties at the University of Houston and the UH System in May 2008. As the head of the Administration and Finance Division, Carlucci serves as the university's Chief Financial Officer and oversees Plant Operations, Human Resources and the Department of Public Safety.
The Division of Administration and Finance, which employs about 800 people, provides a wide variety of services on behalf of the university, including maintenance of campus facilities, ensuring campus safety, providing food services, processing business transactions with vendors and students and all financial reporting.
Before joining UH, Carlucci served for seven years as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the University of South Florida (USF), where he is credited with spearheading the development of USF's Research Park.
Carlucci's leadership led to nine new buildings on the USF campus during his tenure, including two clinics and a faculty office building for the Health Sciences Center, two research buildings with research labs, core facilities and incubator space for spinoff biotech companies, 1000 beds of student housing and three new parking garages. None of the facilities was state funded, and Carlucci managed all aspects of financing through construction.
Carlucci previously served as executive vice president at SUNY-Albany, where he enjoyed similar success in funding research operations and buildings including a nanoscience building that is now home to the College of Nanoscale Engineering. He also worked to establish "shared resources," such as expensive equipment that researchers can rarely afford on their own, and funded facilities to support emerging research companies at the university.
Carlucci spent six years as secretary to the Ways & Means Committee for the state of New York. He also held positions at SUNY-Stony Brook and at Brooklyn College. He has a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in urban and policy sciences, both from SUNY-Stony Brook, as well as Ph.D. in public administration from New York University.