Robert Herzog is the Chief Financial Officer of Harrison College and serves on its Executive Committee. In this role Robert directs the College’s overall financial plans, policies, and accounting relationships with lending institutions and the financial community; as well as its Department of Education Title IV program. He also oversees and directs the College’s information technology, treasury, budgeting, financial reporting, long range forecasting, real estate portfolio, government and external affairs, tax, and compliance activities. Harrison currently serves more than 5,000 students in twenty-one programs, across five schools of study. The College has fifteen locations throughout Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, and online at Harrison.edu and knowU.harrison.edu. During his term with the College, Herzog has been instrumental in the growth of the College and its success in delivering a student-centered learning environment.
Prior to joining Harrison College in 2006, Robert held various executive and leadership roles within a Fortune 500 company, two international CPA firms, and a small-cap financial services company. Throughout his leadership career he has led various change management, re-engineering, and turnaround projects.
Robert is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Private Sector Colleges & Universities (APSCU), and currently serves on its Executive Committee as the Chairman. Robert was APSCU’s Treasurer in 2010/2011 & 2011/2012, Vice Chair in 2012/2013 and Chair of APSCU's Public Policy Committee in 2012/2013. APSCU currently represents 1,800 member higher education institutions across the United States and serves the interests of greater than two million students throughout higher education. As a result of his work, Robert is frequently asked to speak on public policy issues related to the future of higher education.
As an active leader in the Indianapolis non-profit and philanthropic community Robert was appointed in June of 2007 by Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson to serve on the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, a public-private advisory board to advise the City’s Mayor. He continues to serve on GIPC under current Indianapolis Mayor Gregory Ballard.
Robert served as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Gleaners Food Bank from 2008 through 2012. During that time he stewarded the organization through an $11.6 million capital campaign, which resulted in a new facility for the human services agency. Robert also served on the Blue Ribbon Campaign Committee. Under his leadership as Treasurer the organization’s financial stability was strengthened to ensure the sustainability of the City’s important agency. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library Foundation where he serves as Chair of the Development Committee and is also a member of the Finance Committee. His other board memberships include Summer Stock Stage as Director and Treasurer and the Advisory Board of KIPP-Indianapolis. He is also Chair of the Development Committee at the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
He is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, Class XXXII, and has been integrally involved with a number of other local fund raising activities. Robert holds a Certified Public Accountant license (inactive) in the state of Minnesota. He currently lives in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood of Indianapolis with his wife Kay Swank-Herzog and their two children Vacketta and Isaac.
PSCUs open doors to many of the 13 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills.PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.