Business Affairs and Finance

Business Affairs and Finance

Units that report to David N. Jewell as the Senior Vice President/CFO, Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer include financial and physical operations of the University, as well as campus support services and campus safety:

The BAF division strives to be a high-performing organization and to deliver its services with efficiency and commitment, while continually focusing on providing a positive student experience.

To provide a premier learning community the division serves as financial stewards of the University’s resources. Based on the principles of integrity and respect, our business and operational activities strive to provide superior value to our students.   

Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. Located on 85 acres in the heart of downtown Cleveland, CSU has ten colleges and more than 200 academic programs serving 17,000 plus students.  With an annual operating budget of $280 million, total assets were $691 million on June 30, 2018.  CSU’s campus has:

  • 5 million square feet of buildings under management
  • 1,000 beds in residence halls
  • 1,600 employees
  • Safety force comprised of police officers, part-time police officers and security officers
  • Standard & Poor’s A+ and Moody’s A1 investment ratings

With over 250 active community partnerships and leadership opportunities, CSU was chosen again in 2019 as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The Online Accelerated MBA from Cleveland State University’s Monte Ahuja College of Business is among the top 12 online MBA programs in the nation and the No. 1 program in Ohio, according to the Affordable Colleges Online 2015-2016 rankings. Find more information at