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Division of Administration & Finance records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA003


  • Creation: 1920-2000

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Historical Note

The Division of Administration and Finance advances Towson University’s strategic goals by securing resources from state and auxiliary revenue streams, and serving as good stewards of those resources in order to maximize their impact on student learning. The Division is comprised of the following departments: Auxiliary Services, Facilities Management, Financial Affairs, Financial Planning, Accounting & Analysis, Management Advisory and Compliance Services, the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Technology Services.

Auxiliary Services

When you’re not in class, you’re probably with Auxiliary Services. Dining, parking, printing, mail services, the University Store and the OneCard are some of the Auxiliary offerings that enhance the Towson experience. The department is also where you go for assistance with making copies, requesting design services or signs, and purchasing tickets for on-campus events.

Facilities Management

When it comes to campus grounds, buildings and maintenance, Facilities Management has you covered. The department develops the university’s long-term vision for the future physical development of campus, and once approved, works on construction, maintenance and sustainability. Facilities’ wide range of services also includes material management and renting university vehicles.

Financial Affairs

Financial Affairs is responsible for the university's cash flow. Their departments collect tuition payments, handle payroll, accounts payable and business travel, and procure goods and services.

Financial Planning, Accounting & Analysis

Financial Planning, Accounting & Analysis is comprised of three groups that safely steward TU's financial resources. Financial Systems & Technology provides support, management and training for financial systems including PeopleSoft Financials, Procard and the chart of accounts. University Accounting assures the accuracy of our financial information, generates all financial reporting and prepares financial statements for audit. The University Budget Office develops and monitors TU’s operating budget to maximize the use of funds while maintaining equity, transparency and compliance.

Management Advisory and Compliance Services

Management Advisory and Compliance Services (MACS) assesses and manages university risk; including fraud, loss, errors, inefficiency, ineffectiveness and non-compliance with laws and regulations. MACS is the audit liaison to external audit groups and conducts internal reviews on an as-needed basis.

Office of Public Safety

The Office of Public Safety helps TU stay safe through crime prevention and awareness programs, a visible police presence and the thorough investigation of all reported crime via our award-winning Police Department. The Office of Emergency Preparedness helps keep TU positioned to respond to natural and man-made risks and vulnerabilities. Public Safety also manages campus key and electronic access and works to minimize risks and maintain compliance with environmental health and safety standards.

Office of Technology Services

From classroom technology to campus wireless, phones and email and NetID accounts, OTS makes sure you stay connected both on and off campus. Their knowledgeable staff offer advice and discounts on computer hardware and software, help protect the campus's data, and provide support with technology issues via a library of self-help documents, tutorials and workshops. If you need one-on-one assistance, the staff in Student Computing Services and the Faculty/Staff Help Center are available to help.


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Guide to the Division of Administration & Finance records
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John Esh
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Towson University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Albert S. Cook Library
8000 York Rd
Towson MD 21252 United States