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Jeff Bennett has been appointed acting vice president for finance and administration at Lycoming College according to President Kent Trachte. Bennett replaces Sue Gaylor, who was named executive vice president at Allegheny College.
Bennett, who graduated from Lycoming in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in financial accounting, has been Lycoming’s controller and chief financial officer/treasurer since August 2012. He came to the College from ParenteBeard LLC, Williamsport, where he was a certified public accountant from 1994-2012.
As acting vice president for finance and administration, Bennett will oversee human resources, the campus store, mail services, print shop, food services and the operations of the physical plant, along with his current responsibilities as controller and treasurer.
Bennett has been active in the community, where he serves on the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lycoming County, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Williamsport-Lycoming Young Professionals. He was a past president of the North Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a 2005 graduate of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lycoming program.
Bennett and his wife, Cassie, live in Loyalsock Township with their two daughters, Paige and Piper.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.