David Gingerella

David Gingerella

Vice Chancellor for Administration & Facilities

Administrative & Fiscal Services



Claire T. Carney Library 243

David A. Gingerella has been the Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth since February 2019. In this role, David serves as the university’s chief financial officer and is directly responsible for finance; budget; administration operations, facilities operations; capital planning & construction; athletics and computing & information technology services (CITS). He also collaborates with the University of Massachusetts System as the primary point of contact to the system office, state agencies, and other affiliates on financial and business matters. Prior to joining UMass-Dartmouth, David served as the Vice President of Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Rhode Island College. In this role David managed multiple departments including budget, finance, human resources, information technology, public safety, auxiliary services, and facilities. Among his key accomplishments: the elimination of construction backlogs, reconstruction of the college’s two largest classroom buildings, development of a comprehensive and transparent budget process, and the establishment of policies and procedures that reflected the growing number of non-traditional students. Prior to his Rhode Island College experience, David served for five years as the Vice President of Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Northern Essex Community College where he worked closely with state officials to draft a comprehensive financial allocation formula that right-sized the college’s state funding. He also obtained over $6 million in grants for energy efficiencies upgrades and $2 million for lighting upgrades.

As a Senior Director of Business Operations at Yale University from 2002 to 2010, David implemented a streamlined capital budget process, coordinated several major science building projects, and managed $240 million-plus in capital improvements. He developed the university’s first comprehensive shared services center and served as its initial Director, this resulted in improved transparency of sponsored research, improved fiscal oversight and upgraded business services to support faculty and students university wide. David also has academic and enrollment-related expertise, having served as the Dean of Continuing Education and Dean of Student Finance and Records, and Chair of the Enrollment Retention Committee during a 10-year stay at Roger Williams University. As an adjunct business professor, he won “Outstanding Teacher of the Year.” David holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BS in Accounting from Roger Williams University. He was a member of NACUBO’s constituency councils for both community colleges and small colleges and has presented at several national and regional NACUBO conferences.

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