Office of the President/CEO
President's Leadership Team

Ben Ferrell, Jr.
Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration

Education
MA - College Student Development, St. Edwards University –2010
B.B.A. - Accounting, University of Texas at Tyler –1983
A.A.S. - Gunsmithing, Trinidad State Junior College, Colorado – 1974

Professional Certification
Texas Certified Public Accountant – 1990

Experience

  • Austin Community College
    Vice President for Business Services June 2002 – Present
  • Tyler Junior College District and Tyler Junior College Foundation
    Chief Financial Officer 1994 – 2002
  • Director of Financial Services 1993 – 1994
    Controller 1989 – 1993
  • D.K. Caldwell Foundation and Caldwell Schools, Inc. – Tyler, Texas
    Staff Accountant – Investment database; tax; accounting
  • Henry & Peters, CPA’s – Tyler, Texas
    Staff Accountant – Federal and state tax; audit
  • United Inns of Dallas
    Management Training – building maintenance; housekeeping; catering; front office

Activities

  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – Formula Funding Advisory Committee for Community Colleges.
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – GASB 34/35 Implementation Task Force for Community Colleges – Financial Statement Subcommittee – Past Chair
  • Texas Association of Community Colleges – Advisory Committee for Uniform Financial Reporting
  • Texas Association of Community Colleges Advisory Committee for Financing the Texas Higher Education Plan “Closing the Gaps”
  • Texas Association of Community Colleges – Advisory Committee for Economic Impact Study
  • Tyler Economic Development Council – Tax Abatement Committees
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – Financial Reporting Advisory Committee for Community Colleges

Organizations – Past and Present

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO)
  • Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Association of Governing Boards (AGB)
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
  • Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA)

Contact Information: bferrell@austincc.edu, 512.223.1098