Dean Currie, Vice President for Business & Finance
As the Institute's primary finance officer since 2005, Dean Currie oversees a diverse group of operations that serves many constituents, among them faculty, students, staff, donors, and government agencies. These services include supporting research activities; maintaining, renovating, and building facilities; managing Institute finances; and creating a safe and secure campus environment. Mr. Currie also acts as the primary administrative contact with Caltech's faculty club, the Athenaeum.
Prior to coming to Caltech, Mr. Currie was Vice President for Finance and Administration at Rice University (1989-2004). Prior to that time, Mr. Currie was the Associate Dean for Administration and Policy Planning at Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration (1980-1988). Currie was Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs (1977-1979) and Assistant Director, Associate Director and Director of Admissions and Financial Aid (1973-1977), all at Harvard Business School.
He earned both his undergraduate (AB '69) and graduate (MBA '73) degrees from Harvard.
Between undergraduate and graduate school, Mr. Currie was the Executive Director of the Mary Merrick Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Mr. Currie's board service includes: NACUBO (2004-present), Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) (2003-2006), Tuition Plan Consortium (1998-2008), The YMCA of the Rockies (1994-2003), China International Trade Associates (1988-present), TIAA-CREF Advisory Council (1996-1999), the Joslin Diabetes Center (1986-1995), and the Visiting Committee for Harvard College (1995-1998).
He is married to Carol Carlander Currie, a graduate of Macalester College (BA '69) and University of Texas (PhD '04 in Public Health). They have two adult children, David and Sarah.