Kara C. Gilliard

Senior Advisor

“If you have a challenge, Kara has likely seen it before and can offer a solid solution”.

Kara brings a passion for private higher education to CFO Colleague. Her experiences include the Medical University of South Carolina, North Carolina Central University, and a variety of private institutions with significant needs. Most recently served as Controller at Johnson C. Smith University (NC), completing numerous projects to ensure their thriving future. Her twenty-five year career provided the foundation for expertise in accounting, budgeting, process improvement, ERP structure and management, grant administration, and various operational audits.

Kara also has provided leadership in the reaffirmation process, identifying the areas of need and addressing them with solutions that turn a challenge into a win. Her impressive results make her a sought-after professional where solutions are needed to challenging problems.

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