Pari Sabety Brings Top-level Financial Leadership to Antioch University

Pari Sabety has been appointed vice-chancellor and chief financial officer for Antioch University by Antioch University Chancellor Toni Murdock.

“In Pari Sabety we’ve gained an exceedingly bright and capable financial leader to ensure that Antioch University continues to be managed in an efficient manner,” Murdock said. “Sabety brings to Antioch University her known expertise in the development of shared services, ERP deployment, budgeting, and fiscal controls, financial reporting, cash management and innovative capital strategies. She is a strategic thinker and will link a financial model to our planning, which will enhance our growth and sustainability.”

With the vision established by Chancellor Murdock, working in unison with the Antioch University Board of Governors, the timing is right to bring to the Antioch University leadership team someone of Pari Sabety’s caliber.

Most recently Sabety served as CFO and cabinet member for former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, from 2007 to 2011, managing a state budget of $56 billion and a department of two hundred professionals. Sabety served as senior fiscal leader and primary public face as the administration guided the state through the worst recession in fifty years.

A certified public accountant, Sabety brings more than twenty years of experience in the field of economic development to her role as vice chancellor and CFO at Antioch University. Sabety’s work to establish Ohio Shared Services won the President’s Award for Innovation from the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers in 2010.

Sabety has served as economic policy adviser to former Ohio Governor Richard Celeste, director of the Technology Policy Group at Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, and as a Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where she was the director of the think tank’s Urban Markets Initiative. With her varied background, Sabety brings a wealth of experience and strategic innovation to Antioch University.

“With five campuses in four states, including my home state of Ohio, and with national and international programs, Antioch University is an academic institution steeped in values I believe in—leadership, innovation and sustainability,” Sabety said. “I look forward to putting my diverse background in management, finance, information technology, and complex organizations to work with the team at Antioch University. As the university moves forward, we will continue to position Antioch as a premier institution of higher education renowned in America and around the world.”

“High-quality financial planning is critical to a university. It is what enables the university to sustainably grow and provide innovative learning opportunities for its students,” said Eric Fingerhut, former chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents Eric. “Pari is a great addition to the Antioch University team because she brings her background in operational and financial planning and her executive leadership team skills to assist the chancellor in taking the university to the next level.”

Pari Sabety will begin her position as vice chancellor and chief financial officer at Antioch University on May 31. She has lived in Ohio since 1982.

About Antioch University

Antioch University serves more than 4,000 adult students around the world and across
the country, online and at its five campuses in four states. Each campus offers degree
programs that meet—and often anticipate—the pressing needs of its region and the wider
world. The university is also home to the landmark PhD in Leadership and Change;
Antioch Education Abroad, an exceptional opportunity of immersive service and study
programs; and WYSO, a leading public radio affiliate and an essential source of global
news and opinion.

Antioch University is a nonprofit private 501(c) (3) organization and member of the
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission. Learn more about Antioch University here.


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