Pari Sabety brings top-level financial leadership to Antioch University

Antioch University Chancellor Toni Murdock announced today the appointment of Pari Sabety as Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer for Antioch University.

“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 200 professionals. Sabety served as senior fiscal leader and primary public
face as the administration guided the state through the worst recession in 50 years.

A certified public accountant, Sabety brings more than 20 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 former Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents Eric Fingerhut. “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, 2011. She has lived in Ohio since 1982.

Sabety will replace retiring VC and CFO Thomas Faecke.

Sabety brings excellent academic credentials to her new position as CFO at Antioch University.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting

Rutgers Graduate School of Management

Masters of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) (with distinction)
Georgetown University

General Course (year-long study abroad)
London School of Economics

AB History

Bryn Mawr College

DIRECTOR, Office of Budget and Management, State of Ohio 2007–2011
High level finance leadership all aspects of financial management—issuing bonds, forecasting revenues, overseeing budget planning and management ($56 billion), completing annual financial reports, handling internal audits, and leading results-focused teams. She shaped enterprise vision through sound financial and technology policies.

DIRECTOR AND FELLOW, Brookings Institution 2003–2006
Effectively collaborated with numerous private sector entities to assess information
models were utilized by large corporations, such as Home Depot, Chase Bank, and others
to measure market capacity based on census data. Study demonstrated true purchasing power and established link with investment decisions.

DIRECTOR, Technology Policy Group, Ohio State University 1998–2003 Founded policy group within supercomputer center at OSU. Focused on privacy issues
and initiated program across state to use E-commerce and accelerate use of IT/E-commerce across manufacturing, healthcare, government, and others. Spurred
interest in broadband issues for US competitiveness.

For additional infromation contact:
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Antioch University
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