Justin Walter, former deputy director of capital spending and budget for the New York City Office of Management and Budget, has been named Princeton’s assistant vice president for facilities funding and administrative services. It debuts at Princeton on March 21.
As Assistant Vice President for Facilities Finance and Administrative Services, Walter will provide strategic oversight of the University’s capital program and manage its budgets. He will also play a lead role in managing the University’s facilities operating budget and engage with the many campus constituents impacted by the operating budget.
“Justin comes to Princeton at an opportune time as we begin implementing the most aggressive campus expansion program in our history,” said vice president of facilities KyuJung Whang, to whom Walter will report. “I look forward to Justin joining my leadership team as we manage our campus operations during this busy time.”
“I am honored to join the Princeton University community and facilities department leadership team,” said Walter, who has more than 18 years of financial management experience. “I look forward to leading Finance and Administration in our efforts to support the maintenance, improvement and growth of the beautiful Princeton campus.
Walter added, “I will be very proud to do my small part to help Princeton provide exceptional teaching, learning and research that benefits our world.”
At Princeton, Walter will also lead a team of nearly 50 staff and manage the extensive facilities portfolio.
“Having worked in very complex organizations for New York City, with a diverse portfolio including budgeting, capital project financing and procurement management, Justin brings a wealth of experience leading our finance and administrative functions. “Whang said.
In his most recent role with the New York City Office of Management and Budget, Walter provided planning and oversight for the management and administration of a broad portfolio of agency and New York City capital budgets. He also advised senior management, including the mayor, on agency budgets and operations, and worked to ensure the efficiency of agency operations and the efficient allocation of resources.
Walter earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University. He earned a master’s degree in public and nonprofit administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service with a major in finance.