Gerald Whittington

Senior Vice President, Elon University

As Senior Vice President and Special Assistant to the President, Mr. Whittington provides strategic leadership for the President on projects and initiatives assigned by the President in all areas of the campus.

Formerly, Gerald Whittington was the Senior Vice President for Business, Finance and Technology at Elon University serving from January 1992 to June 1 2019. He served as the Corporate Treasurer of the Elon University Board of Trustees and Corporation.

He was also the Vice President for Business and Finance at Agnes Scott College and has served in the administration at the University of Virginia, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In 2018, Mr. Whittington was named the national Distinguished Business Officer by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). This is the highest and most prestigious award and honor offered by NACUBO.

He has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MSM/MBA from Duke University. Mr. Whittington is regularly a national speaker on the topics of higher education finance, institutional planning and construction. Additionally, he is a member of NACUBO and SACUBO and is a finance and administration evaluator for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Vice President, Elon University

Education

  • 1976 
    Duke University, Master of Science in Management

Honours

Mr. Whittington was named the national Distinguished Business Officer by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). This is the highest and most prestigious award and honor offered by NACUBO.