» Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Harold W. Hewitt, Jr.

Harold W. Hewitt, Jr. has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Chapman University in Orange, California since 2007.  His prior service includes: CFO for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, VP and CFO of Occidental College in Los Angeles, and VP and CFO of Whittier College. 

He is a past member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Board of Directors, and past chair of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges' Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the regional accreditor for California and Hawaii 4-year and graduate institutions.  Harold currently serves on the WSCUC Review Committee.

His involvement with the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) is substantial and includes the following:

  • Past president (2014-15)
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Chair of the Business Partner Steering Committee
  • Chair of the Business Partner Showcase Committee
  • Member of the Finance Committee
  • Chair of the Program Committee for the 2013 Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Chair of the Host Committee for the 2010 and 2018 Annual Conferences in Anaheim, CA and the 2019 Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC

He recently joined the Board of the Lingnan Foundation, a private foundation that awards scholarships to Chinese students who want to study at U.S. universities, where he serves as Chair of the Finance Committee. 

Harold earned his M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. 

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Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Harold W. Hewitt, Jr.