Christopher Dwyer Appointed as New Associate Dean
Dean John Y. Gotanda announced the appointment of Christopher Dwyer as Associate Dean for Finance and Administration of Villanova University School of Law (VLS), effective June 11. Dwyer comes to VLS from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where he served as the Special Advisor to the Budget Secretary and most recently as the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Director of Financial Management, a position he held under Governors Rendell and Corbett.
As a member of the VLS leadership team, Dwyer will serve as the chief operations officer for the School. His responsibilities include oversight of the School’s financial resources, budget planning and administration, human resource management of non-faculty employees and facilities management.
Dwyer brings more than 25 years of professional experience to VLS. He led the $1 billion financial operations of the Department of Community and Economic Development, which implements the Governor’s economic development agenda and programs that benefit low-income Pennsylvanians. As Special Advisor to the Budget Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dwyer provided representation, analyzed major policy issues and led management and productivity initiatives for the Secretary. In addition to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, he has extensive experience as a financial manager with numerous government agencies. Dwyer holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University.