About the Staff
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Bob Leonard, who has more than 30 years of diverse business experience including strategy, business development, finance and operations, will serve as DePauw University's interim vice president for finance and administration, effective June 1, 2017. Leonard joined the DePauw administration as Brad Kelsheimer, senior vice president for finance and administration since July 2009, left to become chief financial officer of Lumina Foundation, which was announced May 10.
Leonard has served as a partner with the big four accounting firm KPMG and held executive positions (president, COO, CFO) with At-A-Glance Consumer Products, a leading publisher of pictorial calendars and posters. He has also held executive management positions with two entrepreneurial, web-based, start-up companies (one which he co-founded), and most recently served as a consultant to both C-suite executives and entrepreneurs.
Leonard holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University and has been previously certified (no longer practicing) as a public accountant and personal financial specialist.
Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration
Travis W. Linneweber joined DePauw in August 2016. In addition to oversight of accounting/ finance functions for the university (including the university budget and financial reporting), Linneweber oversees the University's risk assessment process. He is also actively involved in the strategic direction of administrative computing, benefit plan administration, banking relationships and legal review.
Linneweber has over ten years of financial experience. Prior to joining DePauw, Linneweber was a consultant at Benefits 7. He previously worked for a higher education financial advisor and spent eight years at JPMorgan Chase.
Linneweber holds a bachelor’s degree in Business-Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, honors program. He also earned his MBA from Pepperdine University while working full-time.