Department & Office Directory



Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable Department handles all outgoing payments for the university, including reimbursements,

Administration & Finance

The Administration & Finance Department is responsible for the financial and operational management of Widener University, as well as the implementation and oversight of Widener University policy and procedure in accordance with government regulations.

  • Old Main, 1st Floor

Bursar's Office

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Office of the Bursar manages the cashiering, e-bills, and student account functions of the university. For example, the bursar is responsible for crediting student's account with any financial aid they receive and for the collection of outstanding tuition accounts.

Bursar's Office

Center for Civic Engagement

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Center for Civic Engagement fosters co-curricular opportunities to educate, empower, and equip Widener students to become personally and socially responsible leaders and continually builds collaborative campus and community partnerships to further the university’s civic mission.


Meet the Team

Center for Civic Engagement


Director of Civic Engagement

Communications Office

The Widener University communications team is available to help reporters and editors find the right faculty expert for breaking news, provide information about Widener University programs and initiatives, and serve as a resource for news and feature stories.

Compliance & Risk Management

Student safety is a high priority at Widener University. Compliance and risk management works hard to ensure that everything runs smoothly internally as well as externally at Widener to make the university the best it can possibly be.


The Controller's Office is responsible for administering the financial policies and procedures of the university. The Office is responsible for preparation of the University's financial statements, as well as compliance in financial, grant, and tax and federal, state, and local government reporting. The Controller serves as a resource to the university community for a variety of financial and accounting services.

Government Relations Office

The Office of Government Relations serves as the primary liaison with the federal, state, and local governments. The Office cultivates and sustains relationships with legislative and executive branch officials and their offices in support of strategic institutional initiatives and priority projects.

  • Old Main

Grants Office

Widener’s Grants Office is housed within the Department of Development and Alumni Engagement under University Advancement. The mission of the Grants Office is to coordinate and facilitate Widener’s mutually beneficial relationships with government, corporate, and foundation entities. The office can assist with identifying funders, proposal preparation, budgeting, reviewing and editing, submissions, and grant management.

Human Resources

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Human Resources is committed to providing effective, accurate, and responsive services, fostering an environment of mutual trust and respect, and building a community that embraces academic excellence, diversity, civic responsibility, and leadership.

Institutional Research & Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness at Widener University provides timely analysis and information to support the decision-making, planning, and policy-formulation processes of the University. In addition, the Office coordinates the University's response to external requests for information.



Institutional Review Board (IRB) Office

The purpose of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to review proposed human subjects research in order to ensure that the rights and privacy of human subjects are protected and that the risk of harm is minimized.

Library Administration

Library Administration handles internal and external administrative matters for the Wolfgram Memorial Library, providing managerial leadership, strategic planning, resource management, and direction of the overall operations of the Library.

Library and Information Services

The Library and Information Services (LIS) division meets the research, teaching, learning and information needs of the students, faculty and staff of Widener University. LIS is comprised of the Wolfgram Memorial Library and Information Technology Services departments – Client Success, Information Security Office, Systems Administration, Technical Resources, Teaching & Learning with Technology (TLT) and University Systems.

Maintenance Main Campus

The Maintenance Office handles campus work orders and maintenance issues.

Office of Development & Alumni Engagement

At Widener University's Office of Development and Alumni Engagement, we build meaningful relationships to advance Widener's mission of empowering its community of learners to discover and create better futures for all. Through strategic partnerships, we strengthen engagement, promote investment, and celebrate Pride in Widener. We invite all members of the Widener family—alumni, current students, parents, and friends—to connect with the University’s alumni community. Please feel free to reach out to any one of us with questions, comments, or concerns. And, of course, Go Pride!

President's Office

The President's Office oversees all university administrative operations and academic affairs. It drives the fulfillment of the university's mission and vision, and its commitment to putting all students on an inside track to success.

Provost's Office

As the university's chief academic officer, the provost is responsible for working collaboratively with the associate provosts, school deans, faculty, staff, and administrators to achieve the institution’s academic priorities. The provost also has direct responsibility for all academic support units and works with the president, chief financial officer, and academic leaders allocating financial resources to address Widener’s academic and financial health.