Reporting to College President Mark Roosevelt, Webster oversees all financial business and operations activities, is establishing a collaborative budget process, and is creating a financial model to ensure the College’s long-term economic sustainability. She replaces Scott Frasure, who resigned as vice president for finance.
“Valerie is an organized and detail-oriented strategic leader with experience as a chief financial officer, project management leader, and operational manager. Her extensive experience will be invaluable as we move forward with long-range planning and move through the critical accreditation process,” Roosevelt said.
Webster was previously the chief financial officer at Cincinnati Incorporated, where she was responsible for the administrative, human resources, information technology, financial and risk management operations. For a two-year period beginning in 2009, she was the chief financial officer at Advanced Testing Laboratory, where she oversaw accounting and administration, managed and forecasted cash flow, and contributed to fundamental characteristics of growth and stability.
As the vice president for administration and chief financial officer at Endeavor Construction, Webster managed all financial and general accounting activity, and she provided leadership and training to accounting and project management teams to build and implement effective strategies. She also held financial and operational directorships at Doubletree Hotels and LM Sandler and Sons.
Webster has an associate in accounting from Oakland College Auburn and a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of South Florida.
Also new to the Office of Finance and Administration is controller Deb Hirtzinger, CPA, who comes to Antioch College from Edison State College. Hertzinger manages the annual budgeting process and financial reporting. She has a BS in special education and an MBA in accounting from Wright State University.
About Antioch College
Antioch College is a small, liberal arts institution located on a historical campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The College has an inspiring mission and a proud history of educating leaders and contributors to our society, including Nobel Laureates, Fulbright Scholars, MacArthur Fellows, notables in arts and culture, the sciences, the public sector, and business. Our innovative baccalaureate program integrates rigorous classroom learning with full-time work and community engagement. Commitments to social justice, sustainability, and global issues are important components of the Antioch College experience. A low student–faculty ratio provides Antioch College students with personal attention from professors who have a strong commitment to teaching. Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College is authorized by the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to grant the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
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