Director of Finance & CFO
Paul Welfer is the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) Director of Finance for 2018, an officer of the Executive Committee. As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Paul prepares the budget, administers collections and funding, and maintains financial reporting. Paul also chairs the Fundraising and Sponsorship Committee. Paul is focused on responsible finance to promote student advocacy, community, and diversity. As fiscal fiduciary, Paul’s passion is in giving voice through funding by advancing transparency and accountability, responsive efficiency, and sustainable administration.
At the University of Pennsylvania, Paul is a Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics candidate with an interest in global governance models. Paul is also the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) Chair for Finance at Penn; he serves on the University Council as well as the Trustee Committee on Budget and Finance. Paul graduated magna cum laude from Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Civilization and a minor in Anthropology. While advancing his academic studies, Paul works in the finance industry.
Paul is an avid runner who competes in half-marathons while endorsing the adage, “The race is not always to the swift but to those who keep on running.”