"Glenn brings experience, skill and wisdom to this position," said Linfield President Thomas L. Hellie in making the announcement. "He is not only a talented chief financial officer, he is also committed to working consultatively with all constituents of the college. I think that he will be a great addition to Linfield and to the community at large, and I look forward to working with him."
As vice president for finance and administration, Fords responsibilities will include overseeing the financial management of all components of the college including the McMinnville Campus, the Portland Campus and the Division of Continuing Education. He will also provide leadership and oversight for accounting, human resources, facilities, campus safety, integrated technology, auxiliary services and the bookstore.
Ford, who will assume his duties July 1, has nearly 22 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration in areas such as finance, budget development and planning, capital planning and other related areas.
At Utah State, he served as the CFO, chief business officer and treasurer for the Utah State University System which includes four campuses as well as distance education centers, University Extension and the Agricultural Experiment Station sites. Prior to joining USU in 2005, he spent nearly five years at Washington State University in Pullman, serving as associate vice president of business and finance and associate vice president for student affairs administration. He spent an additional 10 years at Washington State University in various positions including four years as director of finance and operations at Washington State University Vancouver and played a significant role in the opening of WSU's Salmon Creek campus in Vancouver.
Ford has a bachelor's degree in forest products (business management option) and a master of business administration from the University of Idaho.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to join the Linfield College team and serve with an outstanding student-centered leader of the caliber of President Hellie," Ford said. "I look forward to working collaboratively with Linfield's talented and dedicated faculty, students, staff, administration, and Board of Trustees in order to deliver world class liberal arts education and health sciences programs for our students. I am also excited to build on positive community partnerships in support of common goals that will benefit Linfield College, the greater community and beyond."