Veteran Financial Executive Terri Albertson Appointed Vice President for Finance and Administration
Following a national search, Ursinus President Robyn Hannigan has appointed Terri Albertson to direct the college’s financial and administrative affairs.
“I am thrilled to welcome Terri Albertson to the college,” Hannigan said. “She is an outstanding addition to our community bringing a wealth of experience, a collaborative and engaging leadership style, and action-oriented commitment to our liberal education mission.”
Albertson began her career in public accounting, where she was a partner with a few national firms specializing in serving small-to-mid-sized colleges and universities. Her interest in higher education led her to Haverford College, where for five years she served as associate vice president for finance, controller, and associate treasurer. There, she oversaw the post-implementation efforts of a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and helped move the institution to financial equilibrium.
After Haverford, Albertson was associate chief financial officer at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where her responsibilities grew to more administrative functions. She has been a member of the board of trustees at Salus University for seven years, serving on the board’s audit and compliance committee and finance and investment committee. She is also vice chair for the National Association of Colleges and Universities (NACUBO) Accounting Principles Council.
“I am deeply honored to join this vibrant community and am excited to embark on our work to build a strong and sustainable future for Ursinus College,” Albertson said. “I am energized by the dedication, enthusiasm, and creativity of the community. Working with the community to execute the strategic framework and our collective vision for Ursinus’s future is particularly thrilling.”
Albertson is a first-generation Washington and Jefferson College graduate who earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics, majoring in accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a 2022 graduate of NACUBO’s Fellows Program.
“We stand at a pivotal moment in Ursinus’s rich history,” Hannigan said. “As we confidently navigate the evolving higher education landscape and proactively tackle the challenges of today, our commitment to realizing the vision of the Quest for Success strategic framework remains steadfast. With Vice President Albertson’s unwavering spirit of collaboration, communication, and boundless energy, combined with a foundation of sound financial principles, we will not only fulfill our promise of higher education, but also fortify our position as a transformative institution that changes lives.”