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Vice President, Finance and Administration

Dr. Stephen Benson

Dr. Stephen Benson

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The Vice President, Finance and Administration assists the President in the preparation and control of the annual budget and ensures that proper financial systems are established and maintained. He supervises Financial Services (budgets, accounts payable, payroll accounting, and student accounts); Purchasing & Auxiliary Services (Auxiliary services, event specialists, purchasing, mail and duplicating); Physical Plant / Facilities Planning and Construction (Custodial, Building Maintenance, Central Utilities, Grounds, and Highlander Ranch Maintenance); Human Resources (Payroll and New Employee Onboarding); Campus Police; Emergency and Risk Management; Marketing and Communications, Admissions and Recruitment, Financial Aid, and Records and Registration. 

Dr. Benson came to McLennan Community College in April 2017 after 3 years as the Vice President for Business Services at Florida Gateway College in Lake City, Florida. Prior to the position in Florida, Benson served as Vice President at New River Community and Technical College in Beckley, West Virginia and as Director of Administrative Services at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Benson received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1997, a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University in 2010, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Keiser University in 2016. He has been actively engaged in professional organizations, including Community College Business Officers groups in West Virginia, Florida and now Texas.