Ben Hammond joined Mount Holyoke College as Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer in July 2011. As the College’s Chief Financial Officer, he oversees Budget and Treasury Management, the Comptroller’s Office, Facilities Management, Human Resources, Campus Police (shared with Hampshire and Smith Colleges), Dining Services, Conference Services, Auxiliary Services, Environmental Health and Safety (shared with Hampshire College) and Risk Management (performed by Five Colleges Incorporated). He also provides oversight for outside counsel relationships, the College's endowment and its non-campus real estate holdings. Previously, Ben served for nine years in senior positions in the administration of Princeton University, where he was Director of Planning and Administration in the Office of the Executive Vice President and most recently Executive Director of Finance and Administration for the University’s Facilities Organization. At Princeton he developed and managed the University’s $2.5 billion capital plan, led budgeting and strategic planning across the administration, and managed major process improvement initiatives. Before coming to Princeton, Ben volunteered in The Gambia, West Africa for six months, helping the country’s polytechnic institution strengthen its economic model. Earlier in his career he was a management consultant, most recently with McKinsey and Company in London. Ben received his AB in History and Literature from Harvard College, magna cum laude, and his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.