Ravenscroft has announced that Greg Hodges, currently serving as Vice President, Administration and Finance at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, will assume the role of Chief Financial and Operations Officer at Ravenscroft on Jan. 1.
Hodges brings extensive experience in fiscal oversight, budget creation and management, bond financing and refinancing, risk management, auxiliary programming and campus safety — all at the collegiate level. He possesses a strong “customer-first” attitude and enjoys finding efficiencies and making improvements to systems.
Hodges holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University. He also holds several business-related certifications, including Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and Strategic Management Performance System Certification.
Head of School Doreen Kelly said, “We had great clarity on the skills and experience needed for our next financial and operations leader. Greg quickly emerged as the search committee’s top choice among a very talented pool of candidates. I am thrilled that Ravenscroft has not only attracted a very experienced leader but also someone who possesses many of our Lead From Here characteristics. Greg is collaborative, strategic and visionary in his approach to managing school finances and operations and will be a tremendous asset to our community.”
“One of the most important factors for success at high-performing schools is institutional effectiveness, and I have made it my focus as an educational practitioner. As a CFOO, that means ensuring effective management and allocation of resources, maintaining high standards of service and fostering a people-centric culture to elicit exceptional performance across all levels of the organization,” Hodges said. “I look forward to serving the Ravenscroft community and mission, being a good steward of the school's resources, and collaborating in order to sustain and enhance the school’s capacity to provide a world-class education.”
Hodges was born in the small farming community of Washington, North Carolina. As a first-generation college student, he has personally experienced the transformative power of education. Hodges remains engaged with his alma mater, East Carolina University, in support of their baseball and football teams and through contributions to the College of Business.
Outside the office, he enjoys outdoor activities (fishing, hiking and visiting local parks) with his family and taking regular trips to Boone and Kill Devil Hills. He is an avid reader and learner and finds the topics of business, investing, technology, science fiction and philosophy especially interesting.
Hodges and his wife, Melissa, are looking forward to relocating to Raleigh with their daughters, Avery and Finley.