About the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration


The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration serves as UW-Madison’s chief financial officer. Vice Chancellor Laurent Heller is responsible for overall supervision of a wide array of the University’s administrative, student-life and auxiliary functions: budget, facilities planning and management, business services, human resources, research and sponsored programs, police services, housing, health services, student unions and recreational sports.

Our mission is to provide “the highest-quality administrative and student life services to enhance the University of Wisconsin-Madison experience.”

We want to hear from you. To let us know how we’re doing or to ask a question about any of our programs and services, please call 608-262-9943 or send an e-mail to vcfa@vc.wisc.edu



Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.


  • Abe Lincoln statue in summer

    Abe enjoys summer atop Bascom Hill

  • movie night on the terrace

    Movie night on the Memorial Union terrace

  • Bascom Hill

    A gorgeous summer day on Bascom Hill

  • Arboretum

    Summer on Gardner Marsh in the Arboretum

  • sunset on Lake Mendota

    A summer sunset over Lake Mendota