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Barbara Larson served as the chief business officer at community colleges for the past three decades. As a NACUBO Consultant, she has expertise in financial services, information technology, facility planning and operations, police and emergency preparedness functions, and business operations and auxiliary services.

Most recently, Larson was executive vice president for finance and administrative services at Johnson County Community College. Prior to that position, Barbara served as the chief business officer at Hillsborough Community College and Lansing Community College in Michigan. She began her community college career as the budget director at Washtenaw Community. Although the majority of her career has been on what some refer to the “business side of the house,” her leadership commitment has been to connect finance and administration to the success of students.

Larson holds a BS in environmental economics from Rutgers University, an MPP from the University of Wisconsin, and a PhD in education from Nova Southeastern University. She has taught doctoral courses in higher education governance and finances.