Kramer Named Next VCFA

Dr. Monte Kramer

LINCOLN – The Nebraska State College System (NSCS) welcomes Monte Kramer EdD, MBA as the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration (VCFA).    

Dr. Kramer joins the NSCS with more than twenty years of experience as a chief financial officer at the South Dakota Board of Regents. While in the role of System Vice President of Finance and Administration, Kramer provided oversight for an $825M budget, policy direction, administration and direction of budgets, finances, technology, facilities, and other administrative areas.

“Dr. Kramer is a proven leader with exceptional skills in finance management in higher education, and will be a tremendous addition to the State College team,” said Dr. Paul Turman, Chancellor of the Nebraska State College System.

The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration (VCFA) provides leadership, direction, management, and coordination of the system's fiscal affairs, including budget development and control, operational resource allocation, oversight of bond matters, business operations, accounting operations, and like activities. The VCFA participates in policy formation and establishes financial and administrative procedures.  

Kramer will officially begin his role on Mar. 1, 2021, replacing Carolyn Murphy who is retiring in April. Murphy has served as the VCFA since 2006.

About the Nebraska State College System (NSCS)

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, and established in 1867, the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges is the governing board for three state colleges; Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State. An established partner within the rural communities they serve, the colleges provide an engaging, personalized, and rewarding college experience. The NSCS is committed to providing a high-quality four-year education that is affordable and accessible to all students. To learn more about the NSCS, visit

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