Office of the Senior Vice President
for Finance and Administration


Daniel G. Ennis became the senior vice president for finance and administration at Johns Hopkins University in August 2010, reporting to President Ronald J. Daniels.

In this role, Mr. Ennis serves as the university’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer. As CFO, he oversees the offices of the controller; internal audits; investment management; planning and budget; and treasury. As COO, he is responsible for the functions related to corporate security, facilities and real estate, human resources, information technology, purchasing and risk management.

The senior vice president for finance and administration is accountable to the university’s Board of Trustees to ensure the overall fiscal and administrative health of the institution and is responsible for the work of five board committees: Audit, Compliance and Insurance; Compensation; Finance (and its Capital Subcommittee and Debt Subcommittee); Intermediate Sanctions; and Investments.

Mr. Ennis and his leadership team are committed to helping academic leadership fulfill President Daniels’ vision for the university as expressed in his 10x20 goals document.

Working with the provost, Mr. Ennis has led a number of initiatives across the institution including the completion of a comprehensive financial risk/liquidity assessment, the creation of an institutional risk management program, the completion of a comprehensive review of benefits, the launch of a university wide administrative excellence initiative and a significant expansion of the university’s economic inclusion program.

Before coming to Johns Hopkins University, he had served since 2007 as Harvard Medical School’s Executive Dean for Administration. Prior to joining Harvard Medical School, he had been Harvard University’s associate vice president for finance and financial planning, interim director of treasury management and director of budgets, financial planning and institutional research.

Before joining Harvard’s leadership team, as a consultant with McKinsey and Co., Mr. Ennis led a strategic review of Harvard’s central administration that led to a number of significant organizational changes. He worked for McKinsey and Co. for four years after graduate school. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. for three years.

Mr. Ennis is a 1992 graduate of Boston College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was selected to be Chief Marshal Order of the Cross and Crown. With the support of a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, he also completed a dual master’s degree program at Harvard, earning a Master in Business Administration from the Business School and a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.