About the Office
The Executive Vice President (EVP) serves as Harvard University’s Chief Administrative, Business and Operating Officer. The EVP is responsible for all aspects of the University’s financial, human resources, information technology, campus services, campus planning and development, campus safety, and health services functions. The EVP is also responsible for all of the administrative, budget, financial, and space matters of the University's Central Administration.
Harvard's Central Administration supports the overall excellence of Harvard University by understanding and serving the needs of the Corporation, schools, students, faculty, staff, alumni and communities. We coordinate and optimize University-wide planning and risk mitigation with a focus towards long-term impact. Through dynamic and collaborative partnerships, we provide high-quality and efficient services to the schools.
Harvard's current Executive Vice President is Katie Lapp, who has served in the role since 2009 (see biography via link).