President, The College of New Rochelle
On July 1, 2011, Judith Huntington assumed the position as the 13th president of The College of New Rochelle after completing a full year as President-elect. She was inaugurated on October 14, 2011. President Huntington joined CNR as Vice President for Financial Affairs in 2001, taking full responsibility for all fiscal issues involving the College.
During her tenure at CNR, Huntington has amassed an impressive list of accomplishments which include overseeing the construction and financing of the College’s $28 million, LEED-rated Wellness Center and improving the College’s financial strength through conservative spending, prudent financial management and investment practices. Most recently, Huntington launched a major institution-wide, collaborative strategic planning process, led by a task force of representatives from the entire College Community, which will drive strategic growth in each of the College’s four Schools.
Huntington’s experience includes more than 25 years in the financial arena. Prior to joining CNR, she worked for 15 years with the accounting firm KPMG LLP serving as audit senior manager in KPMG’s metro New York higher education, research, and other not-for-profit practice, providing audit and accounting services. In addition to serving higher education clients, she worked in the firm’s banking and SEC practice, was an instructor and recruiter in the firm, and participated in the firm’s peer review process.
Among one of the youngest in KPMG to be selected to serve on a sponsored internship/fellowship at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in Norwalk, CT, she spent two years working to develop the accounting standards that govern the preparation of financial statements prepared by not-for-profit organizations; FASB Statement No. 116, "Accounting for Contributions Received and Contributions Made," and FASB Statement No. 117, "Financial Statements for Not-for-Profit Organizations." FASB is responsible for establishing standards of financial accounting and reporting for the preparation of financial statements under GAAP.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of both publicly held Signature Bank (SBNY:Nasdaq) and the Westchester County Association, and on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities. She is a former member of the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education, serves on the Lower Hudson Valley Catholic Consortium, and is an evaluation team member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
She was inducted into the Business Council of Westchester’s Hall of Fame, receiving the 2013 Women in Business Award. She is also the recipient of the Apex Advocacy Award from the Westchester County Association for her participation on the Association’s Property Tax Alliance. Huntington is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor of business administration (magna cum laude) degree from Pace University. She has also participated in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Seminar for New Presidents.
Huntington and her family are residents of New Milford, CT. Her husband, Brad Huntington, is the President of Tri-State Engineering. They have two children, Amanda, a graphic designer and graduate of Sacred Heart University, and Bradley Jr., a sophomore at Marist College majoring in computer science.