Mr. Ron Portwine, CASP

Saginaw Valley State University

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Saginaw Valley State University

Saginaw Valley State University


I have served in various capacities at Saginaw Valley State University since 1993. In my previous positions at SVSU, I have managed payroll operations, student financial services, ID & transaction card system, door access system, housing operations and auxiliary services. I was fortunate to spend some time as the Associate Director of Staff Relations and also served as the Interim Director of Information Technology for a brief period of time. In my current role as Associate Vice President for Administration & Business Affairs, I am charged with providing key oversight and strategic direction for the following functional areas: Housing & Auxiliary Services, Business Services, Campus Facilities, Risk Management, Mail Room, Graphic Center and Door Access System.

My wife Heidi is a Registered Nurse and in 2019 we will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We have two active boys, Nickolas and Cameron, that are both avid hockey players.

When I'm not working, I like to keep active pursuing a variety of activities including: boating, fishing, hunting, golf, strength training, running, water sports, snowmobiling and home construction projects.