Dan Tenney joined the UNT System in 2019 as Vice Chancellor for Finance/Chief Financial Officer after spending 27 years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In his role at the UNT System, Tenney will oversee the UNT System’s $1.3 billion budget and serve as the organization’s chief financial officer.
The UNT System Office of Finance is committed to the responsible and equitable utilization of resources entrusted to us. Dedicated to efficiency and effectiveness, the Office of Finance provides central services in support of the missions of all UNT System institutions. These services include financial planning and analysis; accounting, financial reporting, and payroll; treasury; and procurement and payment services, including PCard, travel, and the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program established by the State of Texas. The Office of Finance also offers training on business processes and is responsible for the administration of financial systems. Additional functions include providing support and oversight to institutional budget teams and producing the annual UNT System Consolidated Operating Budget.
Tenney served NASA for more than 27 years, most recently as Associate Administrator, Mission Support — the senior most official in the federal agency responsible for institutional and business functions, including areas such as procurement, human resources, facilities, partnerships, and protective services. He oversaw an annual budget of $3.5 billion, 7,500 employees and 5,000 highly technical facilities. As NASA’s Associate Administrator for Mission Support, Tenney led a significant effort that moved the agency from an independent operating model with redundant capabilities across 10 field centers to an enterprise approach with a geographically dispersed workforce – estimated to save the federal agency more than $200 million.
Tenney holds a bachelor’s degree from Christopher Newport University and an MBA from Averett University. He also completed Harvard’s Senior Executive Fellows program and received the Presidential Rank Award from the Federal Government in 2018.