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Don Aungst is the vice president and CFO of Averett University. He brings expertise in mergers, acquisitions, and business sustainability models to NACUBO Consulting. Aungst most recently led Mercy College’s combination with the College of New Rochelle. He also specializes in financially distressed institutions, finding savings and efficiencies where challenges exist.

Aungst has served as CFO/CBO at several colleges and universities and has experience with institutions with multiple campuses, centers, and delivery modalities, including international locations. His most recent experience was as vice president and chief financial and planning officer at Mercy College and Upper Iowa University. In these roles, he led long range financial modeling and planning, resource allocations for large budgets, as well as cash and investment, real estate, risk management, facilities, human resources, information technology, and auxiliary services management.

Aungst served on the NACUBO Board of Directors while serving as the president of the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO).

He has his BS in accounting from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.