New Westminster Chief Financial Officer Started Work April 2
Faculty & Staff
Philip J. Daniels started work Monday, April 2, as the new Vice President for Business and Chief Financial Officer for Westminster College.
“I am excited to join the Westminster College community and I look forward to teaming up with Dr. Forsythe and his cabinet to support the outstanding liberal arts tradition for which it is known,” says Daniels. “I am confident that my private higher education experience will be an asset to President Forsythe and the Board of Trustees as we look to achieve the initiatives of the College Strategic Plan.”
As Vice President for Business and Chief Financial Officer, Daniels will be responsible for ensuring the financial integrity of the College. He will also manage and provide leadership, strategic planning and coordination for the Finance Division while serving as Treasurer to the Board of Trustees.
In addition to his fiscal responsibilities, he will direct the renovation, maintenance and care of buildings and grounds, as well as oversee the Human Resources and the Information Technology functions.
Daniels comes to Westminster from Walsh University in North Canton, OH where he has served as Vice President for Finance & Business Affairs/CFO and Treasurer since 2006. During his tenure at Walsh, he led the University to its two more financially successful fiscal years in the school’s 52-year history.
He was also instrumental in the renovation and construction of several academic, athletic, residential and administrative facilities there.
Prior to his work at Walsh University, Daniels served in similar capacities as Vice President & CFO at Eureka College in Eureka, IL and Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ.
Daniels holds a B.A. in accounting & auditing and an M.B.A. in business administration from the University of Illinois in Springfield.
He and his wife Katie recently celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary and are the proud parents of two adult children, Deanna of St. Louis, MO and Joseph of San Francisco, CA. The couple has one grandchild, Henry.