Executive Vice President
Bob Kozoman is a versatile financial affairs professional who has served DePaul University in a variety of business and technology capacities since 1983. In May 2008, he was named executive vice president after having served as interim executive vice president for eight months. Previously, he was vice president for Finance from January 2003 to September 2007. In that capacity, he was responsible for the university’s finance, accounting, payroll, purchasing, accounts payable and cashiering, as well as student tuition accounts receivable and collection. He also oversaw issues relating to the university’s bond financing, ensured grants contract control, and addressed spending, budgeting and working capital issues.
Kozoman has served two terms as DePaul’s treasurer: between 1987 and 2000, and again during 2002 and 2003. At various times his responsibilities have included managing DePaul’s cash and banking relationships; endowment, financing and debt administration; federal income tax reporting; risk management; internal auditing; and legal affairs. As treasurer, he wrote DePaul’s first formal financial planning goals and incorporated them into the university’s long-range strategic plan. He also updated DePaul’s commercial banking practices, lowered the cost of short-term borrowing, reduced insurance costs, was involved in four major bond issues to help finance growth, revised endowment management strategies, established a gift property policy with the Advancement office and privatized various facilities through tax-exempt leases.
From 2001 to 2002, Kozoman served DePaul as associate vice president for the Integrated System Administration Group, where he managed DePaul’s implementation, upgrades and enhancements of the PeopleSoft suite of administrative software. His team expanded functionality to allow better student advising, degree audits, career planning, grant management and additional e-commerce opportunities. In 2000 and 2001, he was the PeopleSoft project director and resolved policy issues, managed the project’s resource allocation and directed the sequence of projects undertaken. Within 18 months, DePaul’s legacy mainframe applications for student administration, human resources and finance were integrated into the new enterprise-wide system.
A certified public accountant, Kozoman joined the university in 1983 as assistant controller and was promoted to controller in 1985. Prior to joining DePaul, Kozoman held financial positions with Sunbeam Appliance Co., Union Carbide Corp. and Johnson Atwater & Co., a public accounting firm. He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.