Harold W. Hewitt, Jr. has focused his career on identifying and resolving financial planning and management issues as well as providing strategic leadership at several Southern California non-profit institutions, primarily in the discipline of higher education, serving at several prominent California based institutions including:
- VP for Business and Finance - Whittier College, 1989-1996
- VP for Administration and Finance and CFO - Occidental College, 1996-2006
- Association VP and CFO 2006 – Los Angeles Philharmonic 2007
- Executive VP and COO Chapman University October 2007 – Present Day
Harold continues to volunteer his personal time serving higher education through his involvement in multiple professional associations and has made various presentations during national and regional professional conferences. Harold has served on professional association committees and various accreditation teams, organized two PAC-CON annual meetings and one international academic conference.
He serves as a Commissioner for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as well as the chair of the Finance and Operations Committee; chair of the Financial Issues Task Force, a sub-committee of the WASC Handbook Revision Steering Committee; co-chair of WASC’s Substantive Change Committee; co-convener for the PAC-CON 2009 Conference; a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Tuition Discounting Survey Advisory Board; chairman of the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) 2010 Host Committee; chair of the 2012 West Coast Comprehensive Institutions (WCCI) Host Committee. He will continue to serve as a WASC Commissioner through 2015.