Dan Hitchell was appointed as Trinity's vice president of finance and chief financial officer, beginning in July 2016. Reporting to the president, Hitchell, will be responsible for the strategic oversight and management of the College’s financial resources and operations. He comes to Trinity from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where he served as vice president for finance and administration and treasurer. In an announcement to the campus community about Hitchell’s appointment, Berger-Sweeney wrote, “Dan brings to Trinity the ability to frame complex financial issues in straightforward terms, to create feasible solutions, to plan and implement capital projects, to manage the College’s debt portfolio, and to steward the College’s resources.
“He has in-depth experience operating in the challenging financial environment that liberal arts colleges – and all of higher education – face today,” said Berger-Sweeney. “This breadth and depth of expertise, combined with Dan’s outgoing and collaborative manner, were primary factors in the search committee’s recommendation and in my decision.”
Prior to joining Ohio Wesleyan in 2012, Hitchell served for six years at Webster University in St. Louis, where he was associate vice president for resource planning and budget, and, before that, for 15 years at Saint Louis University as director of financial planning and budgeting. Dan holds a B.S. in quantitative business analysis from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and an M.B.A. from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana.