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Harry E. Dumay, Ph.D., Appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance

June 01, 2012

Laurie Morrissey
Communications and Marketing

Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., president of Saint Anselm College, is pleased to announce the appointment of Harry E. Dumay, Ph.D., as the next chief financial officer and vice president for finance for the college.

Dumay, who was selected following a national search, will come to Saint Anselm from Harvard University, where he serves as chief financial officer and associate dean for finance and information technology in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Harry E. Dumay, Ph.D.He will replace Father Mark Cooper, O.S.B., who will retire after managing the college’s fiscal health for 33 years. He will start July 16.

“I am thrilled that Harry has agreed to join the Saint Anselm community in what is a key role for the college’s future,” Father Jonathan said. “With 13 years of success in finance and administration for institutions of higher education, Harry Dumay brings a wealth of experience to the position and can most certainly build on the record of accomplishment established by Father Mark and others.”

Dumay started at Harvard in 2006, and helped create the bureaucratic and administrative architecture to transform Engineering and Applied Sciences from a division to a full-fledged school. He also manages the information technology support for the school.  Under his leadership, the school weathered the economic downturn without layoffs of personnel and reversed a four-year trend of budget deficits to two years of budget surplus.

He previously worked at Boston College, where he earned his Ph.D. in higher education administration, as the chief administrative officer for the Graduate School of Social Work. He also worked at Boston University as director of finance for the College of Engineering.

He holds an M.B.A. from Boston University and an M.A. in public administration from Framingham State University.  His activities outside of work include serving pro-bono as a program advisor for ACUP, in Barcelona, Spain, which is a public university consortium that reinforces public administration and the teaching of public administration in his native Haiti. He is a part-time faculty member at Boston College.

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