Linda K Gilbert profile

Linda Kiraly Gilbert, MBA

  • Vice President, Administration and Finance


  • MBA, Finance (2005)
    Fox School of Business, Temple University (PA)
  • BS, Accounting (1997)
    State University of New York, Geneseo (NY)

About Me

As vice president for administration and finance, I am the chief steward of the university’s finances and oversee the functional areas of campus safety, human resources, facilities and real estate services, financial planning and analysis, and fiscal operations. Within these units lie critical business functions including, but not limited to: accounting, accounts payable, budget, compliance, dining services, procurement, payroll, and risk management.

I joined Widener in 2018 as associate vice president for administration and finance, overseeing strategic financial projects, dining services and facilities. Prior to joining Widener, I served as the assistant vice president of finance and administration at LaSalle University and budget director at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where I led the school’s strategic financial planning.

I am committed to transparent communication and emphasize an integrated, data-driven approach to decision making.  Finance and administration touch nearly all aspects of the institution, and I am honored to play a supportive role in Widener’s strategy and mission.

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