(Columbia, SC) – Today, Benedict College announced Dr. Sharron Taylor Burnett as the new Chief Financial Officer (VPFO). Burnett has an impressive record as a distinguished higher education leader. She will assume her new role as the College’s new VPFO assumed her new role on September 25, 2023.
In this role, she will serve as a senior leader, cabinet member, and a direct report to the president of Benedict College. She will be responsible for managing the business and financial services of the College. As the college’s VPFO, Burnett will be responsible for ensuring the short and long-term fiscal health of the College as well as overseeing the business practices of the College and ensuring that the budget is linked to and supports the College’s strategic plan. She will also serve as the primary point of contact to external constituents on financial and business matters and represent Benedict College on matters related to business operations, budget, and finance.
Burnett will have oversight of the following divisions, Business and Finance, Physical Plant (facilities and maintenance) along with Transportation and IT. She will oversee and participate in financial activities including developing fiscal and budgetary policies and ensure the College’s operations comply with established law, rules, and regulations. Additionally, she will provide hands-on support for the facilities team in the management of major constructions and renovation projects, energy performance contract projects, water management, and roof replacement, as well as the regular ongoing operation of facilities across the campus.