Aaron Howell is a seasoned professional in higher education having served 3 different institutions in his nearly 25-years in the industry. Aaron currently serves as the Vice President for Finance/CFO at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in the northern-Atlanta area of Georgia, responsible for all financial operations and reporting for KSU which has all all-fund budget of ~$600M and which serves ~38K students. Prior to his time at KSU, Aaron was Vice President for Business & Finance/CFO at Averett University, a small, private institution in southern Virginia. At Averett, Aaron was responsible for all non-academic operations of the University. Aaron spent nearly 20 years at Oregon State University (OSU) rising to the position of Assistant Vice President/Controller and being responsible for the financial administrative operations for the $1.3B entity serving ~35K students. OSU is one of the very few institutions in the U.S. holding the combined designations of Land-Grant, Sea-Grand, Space-Grant and Sun-Grant. Aaron has an Bachelor’s and MBA from Oregon State and is a Certified Public Accountant in both Oregon and Georgia.