Richard Amon

Richard Amon
Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs

Richard Amon serves as the Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs and is the University's chief financial and administrative officer. He is responsible for the institution’s fiscal management, facilities development and operation, human resources, public safety and emergency management, business continuity and auxiliary services.

Amon brings more than 18 years of financial and operational management experience to this position. In his prior role at the Utah System for Higher Education, he oversaw system institutional finances, budgets, business operations and capital facilities. Prior to his work in higher education, Amon served as the deputy executive director for the Utah Department of Administrative Services, where he directed seven divisions providing centralized services to state agencies with 478 employees and $230 million in revenue. He also worked as a fiscal analyst for the Utah State Legislature, a budget analyst for Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, and an actuarial associate for a pension consulting firm in Philadelphia.

Amon earned a Bachelor of Science in statistics and a Master of Public Administration from Brigham Young University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in political science from the University of Utah, where his dissertation research focused on shared services in public organizations. He was an adjunct professor for the political science department at the University of Utah teaching public budgeting classes.