Stephen Golding

Stephen Golding

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University names vice president for finance and administration

Stephen Golding starts Sept. 1

Stephen Golding has been named vice president for finance and administration and treasurer for Ohio University effective Sept. 1.

Golding has extensive prior experience in higher education, having served in top finance positions at Cornell University, the University of Colorado System and the University of Pennsylvania. He most recently worked as senior consultant to the president at Cornell University and managing partner of the higher education consulting agency the 1782 Group, LLP.

In his capacity as managing partner, Golding served as the interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and senior advisor to the president of Wells College and its Board of Trustees, and as a consultant to the University of Delaware.

"We are very pleased to welcome Steve Golding to the Ohio University family," said President Roderick J. McDavis. "His expertise and the depth of knowledge he brings will be of great benefit as we move the university forward. I thank the search committee for its dedication and commitment to identify and attract a respected leader of Steve's caliber to Ohio University."

Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit also expressed confidence that Golding's knowledge of higher education will help the university achieve its strategic goals. 

"Steve Golding's experience and commitment to higher education will be tremendous assets to Ohio University as we move toward achieving our vision as the nation's best transformative learning community," said Benoit. "We welcome him to our community."  

Golding will be moving to Athens with his wife, Cally.

"I am honored to be Ohio University's next vice president for Finance and Administration and am honored by the confidence President McDavis has placed in me," Golding said. "I look forward to working closely with the university community, and I am very excited about the opportunity to participate in the continued implementation of Vision Ohio."

McDavis expressed his gratitude to Mike Angelini and Terry Conry for their leadership during the search process. Angelini has served as interim executive vice president for Finance and Administration since January when Bill Decatur stepped down to take the position of executive vice president at the Rhode Island School of Design. Angelini will continue to serve the university as associate vice president for treasury management.

Conry, who has been working as interim associate vice president for administration since Decatur's departure, will likewise continue in his previous role as associate vice president for planning and assessment.