Steve Hafen was appointed administration vice president and chief financial officer August 1, 2020. In his role at BYU, he oversees the following divisions of the university: Financial Services, Physical Facilities, Human Resources, Purchasing and Travel, Auxiliaries and Programs, and BYU Police and BYU Security. Hafen also serves on many university committees and chairs the Campus Planning and Use Committee, The University Investment Committee and the Human Resources Committee.
Prior to joining BYU, Hafen was a senior business executive with experience in multiple industries. His career path consistently expanded in oversight and leadership responsibilities, culminating in Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or Chief Operations Officer (COO) roles across several companies, including CEO of Devcon Security Holdings – a company that Hafen led through a successful transaction process for Golden Gate Capital. Hafen’s career experience spans the technology, education, training and certification, and consumer goods industries.
Hafen’s background also includes business and marketing instruction at BYU’s Marriott School of Business, where he was an adjunct faculty member for more than 13 years. He is a graduate of BYU with a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in international relations with a minor in Japanese.