Ursinus Taps Robert Herzog as Vice President for Finance and Administration
Herzog has served the higher education, corporate, and professional services sectors for 20 years. He will become vice president for finance and administration at Ursinus College on March 1.
Robert Herzog, a strategic and innovative financial leader who has served the higher education, corporate, and professional services sectors for 20 years, will become vice president for finance and administration at Ursinus College. He begins March 1.
Herzog was most recently chief financial officer at 16 Tech Community Corporation in Indianapolis, Ind., where he led the financial operations for the 16 Tech Innovation District, an urban environment that continues to bring together innovators and entrepreneurs in the life sciences, technology, and manufacturing sectors.
“In the many conversations I’ve had with Robert, I’ve been inspired by his positive energy and communicative leadership style,” Ursinus College President Robyn Hannigan said. “I am looking forward to having Robert as a strategic partner as we boldly enter this next phase of Ursinus College’s work as a college that changes lives. Robert brings not only deep experience in financial management and operations, but a unique suite of communicative skills and an entrepreneurial outlook that will allow us to seize new opportunities in a very competitive and rapidly changing education landscape.”
Herzog has also held senior finance and administration roles within higher education, most recently at Herzing University in Milwaukee, Wisc., and Berkeley College in New Jersey. Throughout his career, he’s led the execution of strategic human resources plans that have strengthened employee retention and led to more diverse workplace cultures and has successfully implemented technological infrastructure and enterprise-wide systems and software.
“He is clear-eyed about the challenges that small, independent colleges like Ursinus face, and I believe his experience and demeanor are well suited to see us through a very challenging economic environment,” Hannigan said.
Herzog is active in civic volunteerism and is an enthusiastic proponent of the arts, holding several board positions in leading arts non-profits across Indianapolis.
“Joining Ursinus at this pivotal moment in the college’s future is an immense honor,” Herzog said, referring to its partnership with regional leaders and the college’s historic commitment to the liberal arts. “I look forward to working with President Hannigan and the entire community in delivering on the promise of the college’s strategic plan and its exceptional academic offerings.”