Michael Strine, currently chief financial officer of
New Castle County in Delaware, has been
appointed executive director of financial planning and
analysis at The Johns Hopkins University.
Strine, who holds a doctorate in political science
from Johns Hopkins, will begin work at the
university in early April. He will prepare and monitor the
university's budget of nearly $3.5 billion and,
in collaboration with the administration and the deans and
directors of Johns Hopkins divisions, will
prepare the annual five-year financial plan. He will also
construct the university's capital plan, conduct
special studies on financial issues and serve as primary
staff liaison to the Finance Committee of the
board of trustees.
"We are delighted to attract the proven talent of
Michael Strine to this key position," said
James T. McGill, senior vice president for finance and
administration. "He will serve admirably as a
financial leader in this complex institution. A proven
effective executive, Michael will relate well to
the myriad administrative and academic constituencies of
Strine, 42, has served as chief financial officer of
New Castle County since 2005. He has led all
financial policy and operations including budget, treasury,
cash management, financial reporting,
accounting and internal controls, as well as accounts
payable and payroll for Delaware's largest county.
He has led efforts to increase transparency in fiscal
reporting, rein in costs, reduce a backlog of
accumulated capital projects, raise revenue and leverage
reserves to address annual operating deficits
while twice earning renewal of AAA bond ratings.
Strine previously served two Delaware governors in the
state's Department of Finance, rising to
become chief of policy and operations. He oversaw policy
development, financial analysis and all
legislative and public affairs and communications for the
secretary of finance. He worked on issues
including debt, pension and cash management, and
infrastructure investment policies.
"World-class universities like Johns Hopkins foster
ideas and create jobs that better our
quality of life and economic prospects, improving the
quality of and access to health care, educating
our next generations and building stronger communities and
infrastructure," Strine said. "It is an
honor to return to Johns Hopkins to work with such talented
people and to contribute to the amazing
work this institution does around the world."
Strine is a 1986 graduate of the University of
Delaware and earned his doctorate in 1992 from
Johns Hopkins, where he studied public law under J.
Woodford Howard. Before leaving academia for
government service, Strine served as an assistant professor
at the University of Denver and the
University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was published
in leading journals and was a finalist for
universitywide teaching awards.
He succeeds Frederick W. Puddester, who is now senior
associate dean for finance and
administration in the Krieger School of Arts and