Barbara Stewart Named Regional CFO at Antioch University

Barbara Stewart

Barbara Stewart

YELLOW SPRINGS, OH—Antioch University is very pleased to announce that Barbara Stewart has been appointed to the position of Regional Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  She is a veteran higher education financial administrator who has served in senior capacities for many years in Ohio. She will begin serving in this position effective June 10, 2013.

Antioch University recently adopted a regional CFO model, with an eastern and a western CFO each having financial oversight responsibility for multiple campuses. Stewart’s responsibilities will include providing primary financial management support to the New England and Midwest campus presidents for all budgeting and planning purposes; providing financial analysis and management reports to enable data-based decisions required for operational growth at the campus and university level; building partnerships across campuses to collaboratively execute financial strategies; and developing financial practices and a performance culture that lead to ongoing excellence and effective growth of the university while maintaining the highest integrity.

“I am very pleased that Barbara is returning to Antioch University and filling this key position,” said Tim Jordan, Chief Financial Officer of Antioch University.  “Her expertise in finance, leadership and management will help to engage our campus leadership, faculty and staff in financial processes and systems which will also help strengthen our university’s fiscal and operational capabilities.”

Previously, Stewart was VP of Administrative Services and CFO for Urbana University.  She also served as Executive Director at the Springfield (Ohio) Metropolitan Housing Authority and was the Vice President of Finance and Administration at Antioch College for 11 years.

Stewart earned her BA in liberal arts from Wittenberg University and holds a MA in organization management from Antioch University.  Additionally, she is a graduate of the Executive Director Education Program through Rutgers University and PHADA, and completed the Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations program at the J.F.K. School of Government at Harvard University.

About Antioch University

Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education serving adult students around the world and across the country, online and from its five campuses in four states in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. The University lives by its mission every day helping students realize their potential and succeed in their educational goals through an innovative learning environment that is rigorous and responsive to their needs. Antioch University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1927.

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Contact:

Matt Cookson, mcookson@antioch.edu