Vice President for Finance & Chief Financial Officer (VPF/CFO)

Aaron Howell

Welcome to the official website of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Kennesaw State University. 

Aaron Howell was appointed Vice President for Finance & Chief Financial Officer in February, 2020. Aaron has nearly 25 years of higher education experience, having previously served as Vice President for Business & Finance/CFO for Averett University for five years, and prior to that, almost 20 years with Oregon State University culminating in his tenure as Assistant Vice President & Controller. A certified public accountant, Aaron earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA from Oregon State University.

The VPF/CFO oversees the Office of Fiscal Services and is charged with oversight and fiduciary management of all areas of the institution’s financial portfolio and for providing services to all campus stakeholders. Departments include:

  • Accounting Operations & Financial Reporting/Controller
  • Budget
  • Auxiliary Finance
  • Bursar’s
  • Procurement and Contracts
  • Travel
  • Payroll
  • Treasury Management
  • Research Grants & Contracts Accounting