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Benjamin Figueroa is the Interim Vice President for Administration & Finance/Chief Financial Officer. In this role he is charged with leading and coordinating the following areas:

  • Business Operations and Auxiliary Services
  • Budget Office
  • Office of the Comptroller
  • Facilities Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology

Ben joined Northern Kentucky University on January 1, 2022.

Ben has over 30 years of experience in higher education finance in the California State University System office, Cal State LA and more recently at Hartnell Community College District as their Vice President for Administrative Services and Chief Business Officer. He also worked at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles– a teaching hospital of the University of Southern California as the Associate Vice President of Research Administration overseeing compliance requirements, pre-award proposal submissions, fiscal post-award, research facilities development and maintenance and intellectual property requirements. As Financing and Program Manager in the CSU System Chancellor’s Office, he was responsible for bond financing for the construction of new campus facilities, and oversight for University auxiliary organizations (501c3 organizations) created for the purpose of serving campuses such as Foundations, Student Union Associations, Child Care Centers, Housing Corporations and Food Enterprise Activities, among others. He recently retired from Hartnell College and has since been doing consulting work, most recently facilitating a start-up, helping with patent development, and leading the dissolution of a 501 (c)(3) organization.

Ben was a first generation college student completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Cal State LA and a Master’s in Public Administration from Cal State Long Beach. He has also completed the Institute for Educational Management program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and the Stanford University/ Western Association of College and Universities Business Officers (WACUBO) Executive Leadership and Management Institute.

Ben resides in Pasadena, California with his wife of 30 years, Marion Chew Figueroa. They have 3 adult children.

Benjamin Figueroa, Interim Vice President Administration & Finance/CFO

836 Lucas Admin Center (AC)
(859) 572-5125