Meet President Timothy P. Slottow
President Timothy P. Slottow took up his appointment as the seventh President of University of Phoenix on June 20, 2014. Under his leadership, the University has begun implementing a five-year strategic plan to become a more focused, more trusted, higher retaining and less complex institution. In service of these goals so far, he’s overseen the University’s implementation of new course starts, realignment of programs for career-relevance and development of new course pathways for recently enrolled students. Before joining University of Phoenix, Mr. Slottow’s distinguished career has spanned 30 years at public and private organizations throughout the U.S.
Most recently, he served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer at the University of Michigan, where he supervised and was responsible for $6.3 billion annual operating revenues and more than $16 billion in financial and physical assets. Mr. Slottow’s work there helped the institution fulfill its academic mission and strategy on behalf of 61,000 students and 44,000 faculty and staff.
Prior to his work at the University of Michigan, Mr. Slottow oversaw strategic business planning and finance as assistant vice president at Amtrak in Washington, D.C. Before joining Amtrak, he worked as a director of policy and planning for the City of Seattle where he supervised city-wide financial policy development, capital budgeting and planning, and long-term strategic financial planning and analysis.
At Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), Mr. Slottow worked as a manager in the Pacific Northwest practice where he specialized in improving financial management functions at large companies.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in business administration from University of Washington.
Mr. Slottow’s extracurricular passion during his educational career was gymnastics. He held a spot on the men’s team at UC Berkeley. At University of Washington, he coached the men’s team and founded the University of Washington boy’s gymnastics club.
He resides in Phoenix with his wife Marie.