Harold Hewitt, Jr. has been Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Chapman University in Orange, California since 2007. Prior to that he was CFO for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association for two years following ten years of service as the CFO of Occidental College in Los Angeles. Harold’s current responsibilities include the management of Chapman’s Financial Services and Budgeting, Information Technology, Legal Affairs, Human Resources, Facilities Management, Public Safety, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Conference Services, Calendar Office, Dining Services, and Bookstore Operations. Harold is primary staff to the Chapman University Board of Trustees’ Finance and Budget Committee, Investment Committee, and Audit Committee. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from Cornell College, Iowa, and an M.B.A. with a Finance concentration from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at The Claremont Graduate University.
Harold has been active for many years in the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO). For WACUBO, Harold has served on the Professional Development Committee, as Chair of the 2010 Anaheim Annual Conference Host Committee, and currently serves as 2nd Vice President and Chair of the 2013 Anchorage Annual Conference Program Committee. He is a member of the WACUBO Executive Committee. For NACUBO, Harold is currently a member of the Tuition Discounting Study Advisory Committee. Past service includes: the Small Institutions Council; Dues Task Force; and Chair, The Business of Enrollment Management (2006). He has made presentations to both WACUBO and NACUBO.
Recently, Harold was elected Chair of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), The Senior College Commission.