John R. Farris of Lexington, Ky., has been selected to serve as interim vice president for investments and chief financial officer at Centre College. His appointment is effective Feb. 1, 2016.
img14Centre President John A. Roush is delighted to welcome Farris back to his alma mater as a member of the senior administration.
“John Farris will strengthen the College’s effort in finance and investments at a very important time,” Roush said.
“His background and expertise will definitely help make Centre’s future brighter yet,” Roush added. “He combines financial competence at a national level, along with a deep understanding of Kentucky and the region. We are fortunate to have him back among us.”
After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Centre in 1995 with majors in economics and philosophy, Farris continued his studies in economics and finance at Princeton University, where he earned a Master’s in Public Administration.
Besides his impressive educational background, Farris brings to his new role an extensive and wide-ranging record of professional experience in both the public and private sectors.