May 2017 — Christopher Augostini will assume the role of Emory University’s Executive Vice President for Business and Administration on July 1, 2017. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Georgetown University.
Augostini will be responsible for Emory’s fiscal and administrative affairs, including a staff of nearly 1,400. Reporting to Emory’s President Claire E. Sterk, he will be responsible for strategic financial planning and stewardship of the resources to support the university’s academic and operational missions.
He will provide leadership to the finance, endowment management, human resources, campus services and internal audit functions, and business practice improvement. In collaboration with other senior leaders, he will serve as the primary senior executive for information technology services, research administration, and compliance.
At Georgetown, Augostini’s responsibilities included financial and operations leadership. In addition, he led Georgetown’s master planning process, which revitalized the university’s physical and technological infrastructure. Working with faculty, staff, students and community leaders, Augostini led the first non-contested campus planning process in Georgetown’s history.
During his tenure, Georgetown’s endowment increased by 270 percent, its bond rating was upgraded by both Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, and the university’s unrestricted resource base and operating positions improved.
Before joining Georgetown, Augostini served as Chief of Staff to the first deputy mayor of the City of New York under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, as well as Deputy Budget Director for the city’s Office of Management and Budget. He has also served in numerous positions within New York State, including as Principal Budget Analyst for the state’s Ways and Means Committee and as Program Analyst for the New York State Assembly Higher Education Committee.
Augostini holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in public affairs and policy from the State University of New York at Albany.
Liz Neumann, Beth Schaefer, and Melissa Trotta with Neumann Executive Search Partners assisted Emory with this search.