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Scott Bennett named as Vice President of Administration and Finance

scott bennett headshotThe University of North Florida has named Scott Bennett as vice president of Administration and Finance effective Jan. 11, 2021. Bennett has served in this role as interim vice president since Feb. 1, 2020.

As vice president of Administration and Finance, Bennett is responsible for overseeing more than 20 departments, managing all aspects of financial operations, information technology, business services, human resources and EOI, infrastructure, construction, plant operations and the University Police Department (UPD).

Bennett has been at UNF since 1999. He previously held the positions of both associate vice president and assistant vice president of Administration and Finance, Inspector General, and as project director for the University’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation project.

“We are very fortunate to have Scott continue to serve in his role as vice president leading our administration and financial operations,” said UNF President David Szymanski. “He is a dependable and trustworthy leader with a proven track record of successfully managing multiple departments as well as the key responsibility of keeping the University’s operations accountable.”

Bennett has more than 30 years of experience, including more than 25 years in the higher education realm. Prior to joining UNF, Bennett held positions with the Florida Board of Regents and the Auditor General’s Office within the Florida Legislature. He is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA).

Bennett has served on various local and national boards and committees, including the Community First Credit Union’s Board of Directors and Audit Committee, the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO) Comprehensive College and University Committee, and numerous review committees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges.