David Woodward is a Vice President of Kaufman Hall in the Higher Education division of the Strategic and Financial Planning practice. He has more than 24 years of experience in higher education finance, working within universities and as a consultant with organizations nationwide. His areas of expertise include university financial planning, budget process and reporting, and financial system design.
Prior to joining Kaufman Hall, Mr. Woodward was a Senior Director at Tufts University, where he led the organizational design and implementation of a consolidated Budget Center. He was responsible for oversight of staffing, customer service, and administrative process alignment, and led development of the university's Axiom Software system for budgeting, forecasting, and grants planning. Mr. Woodward's previous positions include serving as an Assistant Vice President for Budget Process and Reporting at Brandeis University, and as a Senior Financial Planning Officer at MIT.
In consulting, he has worked as an independent contractor, a Senior Consultant with the Stillwater Group, and an Associate with Cambridge Associates. In those roles, he developed approaches for all-funds budgeting, resource planning, capital budgeting, debt capacity and management, and reporting for universities such as Northwestern, Dartmouth, Brandeis, University of Kentucky, Case Western, Tufts, and University of Chicago.
Mr. Woodward is a regular presenter at higher education conferences, and has authored articles in professional journals. He holds an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College's Amos Tuck School of Business, an M.A. in Religion from Yale University's Divinity School, and a B.A. from Colgate University.