Sayers to stay on as Newberry College CFO

December 15, 2020

David Sayers to drop ‘interim’ designation as he continues in the role

Newberry College has announced that David Sayers will continue serving as vice president for administrative services and chief financial officer. The announcement removes the ‘interim’ designation from the role Sayers has held since February.

“David has been serving us for the past 10 months in an interim capacity and we are pleased to announce that he has agreed to continue forward as our vice president for administrative affairs/chief financial officer,” said President Maurice Scherrens. “I have been very pleased with his contributions to the College and look forward to working with him in the future.”

Sayers brings over two decades of financial experience, including work in banking, nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions.

“It has been a great experience getting to work with Dr. Scherrens, the Board of Trustees, and the students, faculty and staff, facing challenges like COVID-19 with such a strong group,” said Sayers. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to continue this work.”

The Marion, Virginia, native has served as a self-employed consultant and accountant. His higher education experience includes service as chief financial officer at Florida Christian College and at Mid-Atlantic Christian University, and a business professorship at Point University. He also served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Christian University Foundation and leadership and business departmental chair during his time there.

Sayers holds master’s degrees from Gardner-Webb University and East Tennessee State University, respectively, and a bachelor’s from Radford 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 Best Regional Colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report, rising five places to No. 11 for Best Colleges, defending its No. 6 rank for Best Value, capturing No. 6 for Social Mobility, and appearing on the unranked Economic Diversity list for 2021. Newberry also ranks No. 1 in South Carolina for least student loan debt per borrower, according to LendEDU. Offering baccalaureate degrees in 32 majors, online degree-completion programs and five dual-degree programs, the College’s foundation remains grounded in the liberal arts. In addition, the College offers 21 NCAA Division II sports, cheerleading, dance, and a growing esports program. 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