June 11, 2021

Goucher College names new chief financial officer

Goucher will welcome David Valentine as chief financial officer/vice president for finance & administration on August 2, 2021.

  • Dave Valentine

After a comprehensive nationwide search, David (Dave) Valentine has been selected as the next Goucher College Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance & Administration. As the college’s CFO, he will join the President’s Cabinet and be a member of the institution’s leadership team while overseeing finance, human resources, information technology, and planning for Goucher.

“I am pleased to welcome Dave to the Goucher community and for him to share his extensive experience with us in this vital position,” said Goucher College President Kent Devereaux. “He will play an integral role in the execution of strategic plan initiatives and integrating our finance, human resources, and information technology departments to achieve greater efficiencies and a better student experience.”

Valentine brings 30 years of leadership in strategy, finance, and operations to his new position at Goucher. He most recently served as the vice president for financial services/CFO at Otis College of Art & Design and has served in similar positions at the Kavli Foundation, as well as various other positions in finance and information technology at the University of Pennsylvania, GlaxoSmithKline, and the Annenberg Foundation. He holds an M.B.A. from Drexel University and a B.B.A. from Temple University.

Before joining Otis College, Valentine spent a year as president of the Valentine/Crawford Group, providing consulting services to leaders of color in the charter school environment. His experience with the Kavli Foundation included service as vice president for finance and CFO, where he effectively stewarded endowment resources and managed the foundation’s budget. Valentine also served as the executive director of finance in the Business Services Division—the primary commercial arm—of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). At Penn, he also oversaw adopting a new funding approach for student residence halls and providing better alignment of timing and financing of annual multi-million-dollar facility renewal and refresh projects.