Vice President for Administration and Finance
Mr. Tomas W. Ayers, Vice President for Finance and Administration, joined Kettering in July 2012. He serves as Treasurer to the Board of Trustees and is head of all activities involving university finance including accounting, cashier’s office, payroll, purchasing and student accounts; Human Resources; and all areas of facility management including business operations, planning and construction management, campus maintenance and central receiving.
Mr. Ayers comes to Kettering University having most recently served as the Executive Vice President for Operations & Treasurer at Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, which has been consistently ranked among the top ten regional colleges in the Midwest. He led the operational areas of accounting services, human relations, auxiliary services, physical plant and technology services. He was also responsible for leading the budgeting process and for the management of endowment investments. During his time at Huntington, the institution experienced significant enrollment growth and greater financial stability. Two highlights of his experience at Huntington were overseeing the construction of an 80,000 square-foot state-of-art undergraduate science hall and mentoring two of his staff to go on to serve as vice presidents at other private colleges.
Prior to Mr. Ayers' service at Huntington University, he served as Business Manager & Director of Personnel at Earlham College and as Director of Financial Aid at Taylor University.
Mr. Ayers earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Taylor University and later received both a master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration and a master’s of Business Administration from Ball State University.