Dr. Rood joined Lourdes administration as Vice President for Finance & Administration in the fall of 2014, after previously serving as Associate of Finance, Interim Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary in New York.

As Vice President of Finance & Administration, he serves as CFO for the university and will also oversee Lourdes Bursar and Human Resource Offices. Additionally he manages construction and overall maintenance of the institution’s residence halls and facilities, including major grounds projects including the mid-campus expansion. In his leadership role at Roberts Wesleyan, Dr. Rood managed the college’s finances and was charged with the development and coordination of the college and seminary’s capital operating budgets, and worked with banks to secure $26 million in bond financing for a new science and nursing building. Dr. Rood also served as Director of Finance & Personnel for the Rochester Healthcare Information Group, Inc. and as Vice President of Finance & Administration for Heritage Christian Services, Inc.

Academically, Dr. Rood holds a B.S. in accounting from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. He also holds a M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the State University of New York (SUNY) also in Buffalo.