Ken Cody brings his expertise with systems, public research I universities, and private institutions to NACUBO Consulting. His areas of specialization include shared services, financial planning, long-range budget modeling, revenue growth strategies, state funding policies, and budget modeling.
Most recent, Cody was vice president for administration and finance and CFO at Bentley University. In that role, he was responsible for capital and operating budgets and long-range plans, as well as controller, treasury, and internal audit functions. As chief operating officer, he was responsible for information technology, facilities, enterprise risk management, purchasing, and auxiliaries. Cody came to Bentley after nearly 30 years at the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) where he served as vice chancellor and treasurer/CFO.
During his tenure at Bentley, the institution received a Moody’s bond rating upgrade and saw sustained financial improvement. Cody created a shared service center for academic affairs business operations and co-led a Workday ERP implementation. At USNH, he partnered with others to successfully lead campuses through a $50M cut in state appropriations, coordinated $1.2B in capital projects, managed 10 major bond issues, and co-led a system-wide business process redesign resulting in the permanent reduction of 39 positions with no layoffs, achieved mostly through a shared services model.
Cody completed served on NACUBO’s Board of Directors and is a past president of the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO).
Cody earned his BSBA summa cum laude in management and accounting at Plymouth State University and his MS in finance from Bentley University. He also has a certificate in financial planning from Bryant University.