Livingston Named VP of Finance At Florida Tech

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Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. (FIT.edu Image)

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Randy T. Livingston has been named vice president of financial planning at Florida Institute of Technology, effective Aug. 1.

FITLOGO-200He brings extensive experience in corporate accounting and administration, risk management, financial reporting, budgeting, regulatory compliance, and long-term and strategic planning.

“I am very excited about joining the FIT family. The University is a well- respected member of the higher education community and is known for forward thinking leadership and quality education programs. The diversity of its operations presents an array of both challenges and opportunities that I find very attractive,” said Livingston.

Most recently, Livingston was vice president of financial affairs and chief financial officer for Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater, Florida, where he was employed for 12 years. The regionally accredited liberal arts college was founded in 1966.

Bob Niebuhr

Bob Niebuhr

Prior to this, he had a long career in finance and strategic planning, beginning in 1975, at American Electric Power (AEP) Inc., an investor-owned electric utility headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and operating in 11 states. His last five years at AEP were spent on the corporate staff developing and implementing company-wide strategic plans, particularly focusing on industry deregulation and the acquisition of other utility companies.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Livingston also holds the CPA designation. Respected among the financial managers of Florida’s private colleges and universities, he was selected to chair the insurance risk-management pool (FICURMA) and the health benefits consortium, ICUBA.

Livingston will report to Bob Niebuhr, Senior Vice President for Financial Affairs and Chief Financial Officer. Under Livingston will be Controller Brenda Brown, Director of Student Finance and Treasury Operations Terri Carter and Manager of Budgeting Vicki Crane.

About Florida Institute of Technology

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast.

More than 37,000 students have earned degrees at Florida Institute of Technology. The university commits to developing leaders and professionals in the fields of engineering, the sciences, business, aviation and psychology.

More than 37,000 students have earned degrees at Florida Institute of Technology. The university commits to developing leaders and professionals in the fields of engineering, the sciences, business, aviation and psychology.

The university has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges and recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as the best college for return on investment in Florida.

A recent survey by PayScale.com ranks Florida Tech as the top university in Florida for salary potential. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education.

For more information visit FIT.edu


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