Dear Members of the NJCU Community,
With the departure of CFO Jim White, who has returned to Boston to work so that he might be closer to his family, we engaged the Registry, a firm that specializes in identifying interim leaders for institutions. After interviews with several campus leaders and the relevant board members, we are pleased to welcome Ben Durant as our Interim CFO.
Mr. Durant brings a wealth of skills and experience to NJCU. He has proven to be an exceptional financial management executive. He has leadership experience at institutions of higher education and local government. He is particularly proficient in budget development, business process improvement, accounting procedures and process, and departmental operations.
Most recently, Mr. Durant served as Senior Policy Advisor and Vice President of Administration & Finance at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. Prior to that, he served in similar capacities at North Carolina Central University and Elizabeth City State University. Mr. Durant is intimately familiar with finance at the local government level, too, having served as Chief Financial Officer for the City of Asheville.
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Durant to our community. We are eager and excited to bring onboard such a talented and principled leader.
Sue Henderson, Ph.D.
President, New Jersey City University