Greg Oler has been appointed the University of Maryland’s new vice president for finance and chief financial officer, university President Darryll Pines announced Thursday in an email to staff.

Oler, who has worked at the University of Delaware and Johns Hopkins University, will begin the role Aug. 16, replacing interim CFO Ann Wylie.

The announcement comes after a lengthy search process following former CFO Paul Dworkis’ departure in November 2019.

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Oler has over 25 years of financial experience in higher education and the private sector, according to the email. He was the vice president for finance and deputy treasurer at the University of Delaware. While there, he oversaw the implementation of major campus systems for employees, the University of Delaware’s executive vice president said in a release.

While at Johns Hopkins University, he served first as director of general accounting and then as university controller.

“Mr. Oler’s appointment will provide the University of Maryland with a visionary leader who will help us steer a course of financial excellence as we continue to rebound from the financial impacts of COVID-19,” Pines wrote in the email.