President Dr. Harold E. Newman said, Ken Fincher has a broad range of fund-raising experience at the national level. That experience coupled with his knowledge of and love for Shorter College uniquely qualifies him for this important role that will have a significant impact on the college and our students both today and for generations to come.
Fincher brings more than 21 years of non-profit sector experience to his post at Shorter, including leadership positions in the Boy Scouts of America, the American Red Cross, the USO and the YMCA.
He earned his bachelors degree with a major in social sciences from Shorter College and was awarded a masters in philanthropy and development from St. Marys University, Winona, Minn. He completed the executive leadership course at Vanderbilt Universitys Graduate School of Business and holds a Mini-MBA for Non-Profit Managers from the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minn. He is also a Certified Fundraising Executive and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Fincher and his wife, Gretchen, have four children: Savannah, 16; Ben, 11; Tim, 5; and Shea, 3.