By Jacquie Vargas
Altaf J. Rajan has been named executive director of Facilities Business Operations and Compliance for the University of Houston.
Rajan has years of progressively responsible financial management experience working with institutions of varying size including Golden Gate University in San Francisco, Texas Southern University in Houston, and an international assignment at Texas A&M University in Doha, Qatar. Before any of those experiences though, Rajan was a University of Houston employee and is now returning.
Each of these prior positions provided extensive experiences in financial operations, financial reporting, accounting process development, re-engineering accounting structure and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation. These experiences have also trained him to preempt issues and provide solutions in all levels of the organizational financial life cycle, resolve long-standing accounting issues, and recommend and implement solutions that will result in operational efficiency and effectiveness.
Rajan earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Houston-Downtown, an MBA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas, Houston and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from TSBPA (Texas State Board of Public Accountancy).
Eagerly awaiting his new challenges with the new position in UH Facilities, Rajan states, “I am excited to be back at UH and look forward to working with the University community.”