Vice President, Finance and Administration

Mark Harmsen

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; Financial Aid; and Information Systems and Services. 

Harmsen came to McLennan Community College in July 2024 after 13 years at Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas. While at Central Texas College Harmsen served as the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration, Associate Deputy Chancellors or Facilities and Construction, and the Division Director of Facilities Management.  Harmsen’s earlier roles were in health care administration as Assistant Administrator of Support Services for Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center and as Vice President and Assistant Vice President, Support Services and Fellow/Resident at Hillcrest Health System in Waco. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree from Baylor University in 1992, and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in 1996.


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Facilities Master Plan 2023