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Sinclair College Appoints New Chief Financial Officer to Continue Tradition of Financial Management Excellence

Sinclair College is continuing its tradition of financial management excellence with the selection of Michael D. Barhorst as the College’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Barhorst has over two decades of professional finance experience with the bulk of that service as Sinclair’s Director of Budget and Analysis, a position he held for 14 years.

In his previous role, Barhorst managed the college’s annual operating and capital budget processes and lead a team of analysts to perform analyses necessary to keep the college’s financial position strong. His service to the college in this capacity helped to produce a pattern of stellar performance as measured by the State of Ohio’s metrics outlined under Senate Bill 6. 

As Sinclair’s CFO, Barhorst will provide the direct day-to-day leadership over the financial planning and analysis, accounting, auditing, internal controls, investments, and fiscal management systems of both Sinclair College and the Sinclair College Foundation.

“Mike embraces Sinclair’s mission to find the need and endeavor to meet it through his ability to work with every level in the College to identify and execute financial strategies that strengthen our efforts to effectively and efficiently serve our students and the community,” said Dr. Steve Johnson, President – Sinclair College.

Barhorst is a Dayton native who earned his BS in Business Administration and MBA in Finance from Wright State University.  He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

“It is an honor to lead and strengthen Sinclair’s continuing efforts of utilizing our resources to realize more community alignment, growth of programs and enrollment, increased student success, and to improve student outcomes in diversity, equity, and inclusion,” added Barhorst.

Barhorst will assume the role on January 1, 2022. He is replacing Senior Vice President and CFO Jeff Boudouris who is retiring at the end of December after a remarkable 33-year career at Sinclair College.