Margo Steurbaut, Vice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer
Margo Steurbaut is Caltech’s vice president of administration and chief financial officer. She formally assumed the position on July 5, 2016.
Steurbaut oversees financial services and procurement, audit services and institute compliance, facilities, human resources, information management systems and services, research administration, and security and parking. In addition, she acts as the campus administrative liaison to the Athenaeum and serves as the primary liaison to three Board of Trustee committees: Business and Finance, Audit and Compliance, and Buildings and Grounds.
Steurbaut has more than 20 years of experience in business, finance, and operations within higher education. Prior to coming to Caltech, she served as USC's vice president for finance since 2008. She joined USC in 1993 as director of finance and accounting for auxiliary services and in 2000 became senior associate dean for business and financial affairs at the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the largest and oldest of the USC schools. In 2005, Steurbaut moved into central administration to serve as associate university budget director and associate vice president and then was named associate senior vice president in 2006. She served as USC's vice president for finance since 2008. In that role, she led the team responsible for the university's $4.5 billion annual operating budget, oversaw all treasury functions, administered the university's health plans, and provided quarterly updates to the finance committee of the USC Board of Trustees.
She is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Illinois State University and a master's degree from USC's Marshall School of Business.