Administration and Finance
As vice president for administration and finance, Gerald Silberman is responsible for leading KU's administrative and financial units. He leads in the establishing and maintaining of divisional policies and operations and oversees the university's facilities, finance, human resources, housing, residence life and dining, recreation center, student union, and public safety areas. Silberman is a KU chief financial officer, emergency management coordinator, and is a member of the president's cabinet. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Kutztown University Student Services Incorporated and the Kutztown Community Partnership.
Silberman has worked at KU since 1990. He began by managing the financial services of the administration as the director of accounting, and then served as the comptroller for eight years until becoming the assistant vice president of administration and finance in January of 1999. He was appointed the Vice President of Administration & Finance in March, 2008 after serving as Interim Vice President for nearly a year.
Prior to working at KU, Silberman was the treasury and accounting manager for the city of Allentown, where he handled the accounting functions for a city with over 100,000 inhabitants and budget of $60 million at the time. He also worked at Dawson Consumer Products, LTD as accounting manager, and at KPMG, a Big Four accounting firm, as senior accountant. He has worked previously in a college setting as accounts payable supervisor at Lehigh University.
Silberman received his B.A. in accounting from Muhlenberg College and his M.S. in computer and information science from Kutztown University. He is a commonwealth of Pennsylvania Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Silberman is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public accountants and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
Office of the Vice President, Administration and Finance
Maria Hernandez is the executive associate for the office of the Vice President of Administration and Finance. Hernandez has worked at KU since August 2006.