Kokos appointed Newberry College CFO

August 29, 2023

Newberry College has announced the appointment of Jonathan M. Kokos to the role of vice president for business & finance and chief financial officer.

“Jon brings a solid breadth of experience with him, and he has provided sound financial management throughout his career in higher education,” said President Maurice Scherrens. “We look forward to having him on the senior leadership team.”

Kokos comes to Newberry from Wheeling University in West Virginia, where he served as vice president of finance and administration. He brings two decades’ experience in higher education leadership, including stints at Lees-McRae College, Catawba Valley Community College, and Gaston College in North Carolina.

“I am thrilled to join Newberry College during this time of growth and opportunity,” said Kokos. “I look forward to working closely with this talented and accomplished leadership team to ensure the College continues to thrive. Newberry College exemplifies the very best of private higher education.”

Kokos holds an MBA with emphasis in management information systems from Point Park University, and a bachelor’s in business administration from Robert Morris University.


About Newberry College

Newberry College is a private, residential, co-educational institution with a diverse student population. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, Newberry College continues to be ranked among the South’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report, consistently honored for value (No. 6), social mobility (No. 8) and overall best (No. 11). Offering baccalaureate degrees in 39 majors, two graduate programs, five fully online undergraduate programs and five dual-degree programs, the College’s foundation remains grounded in the liberal arts. In addition, the College offers 24 NCAA Division II sports, cheerleading, dance and esports. Newberry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit newberry.edu.