Business Services

The Business Services Division (BSD) supports the individual and collective needs of the Penn community by promoting a hospitable, customer-friendly campus environment through the provision of mission-critical services and essential operations. BSD is currently focused on three major initiatives:

  • Revenue growth/retention through improved marketing efforts, extended services, and development of new distribution channels
  • Driving productivity for the division and its customers through the better use of technology
  • Enhancing service offerings through upgrades and facility expansions

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Vice President Marie D. Witt

A Penn alumna, Marie has been in professional service to Penn for more than 35 years. After working as a recruiter in Human Resources, she joined the University staff full-time as a personnel specialist in 1981, upon her graduation with a BA in Human Resource Management. Marie was promoted to the position of Vice President in February 2006; in this capacity she oversees 19 of Penn’s auxiliary enterprises and service units. In her former role as Associate Vice President for Business Services, she was responsible for many of the Division’s operating units, including Housing and Conference Services, Dining, Off-Campus Services, the University Club and Penn Children Center.

Marie has served on several University committees, including President’s Committee on the Agenda for Excellence on Organizations, Institutions, and Leadership, the Integrated Student Services Committee, the Human Resources Benefits Redesign Committee, the Benefits Appeals Board and the Trustees Social Responsibility Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Eastern and National Associations of College and University Business Officers, and the National Association of College Auxiliary Services.