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Worster Appointed VP of Administrative Affairs and CFO

October 03, 2012

Kathy Worster has been appointed the vice president of administrative affairs and chief financial officer at Newberry College. She joins Newberry after serving ten years as vice president for administration and finance at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.

Worster has 16 years of experience in higher education, including vice president of administration and finance at Longwood University, after serving as director of cashiering and student accounts, budget director and assistant vice president of financial operations.

During her time serving as vice president for administration and finance, Worster managed eighty employees through ten direct reports including the administrative offices of material management (purchasing), human resources, printing services, post office, conferences and scheduling, lancer card and environmental health, occupational safety and emergency management. She also managed an operating budget of $101 million, $26.9 million in federal financial aid grants and loans and state capital funds of $111.7 million.

“I am honored to be a member of the Newberry family,” said Worster. “This is an exciting time for Newberry. I look forward to working with Dr. Scherrens, the leadership team and the Newberry Community to shape the future of College.”

Worster’s area of expertise includes: internal control, budget management, financial analysis, financial management, income forecasting and financial planning. She has ten years of experience in commercial banking, with three years as CFO for two banks in the Barnett Bank System in Florida.

Worster has served on the Board as the chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO.) The committee provides continuing education for business offices in higher education. She has also served as an accreditation reviewer for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Worster earned a bachelor's degree from Simpson College, a master's degree from University of Iowa, a master's of business administration-finance degree from University of Texas, El Paso, and a master's of accountancy degree from University of South Florida.

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