Brontè Burleigh-Jones, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Brontè Burleigh-Jones, Ph.D.

Brontè Burleigh-Jones serves as the vice president for finance and administration at Dickinson College where she oversees all areas of finance and campus operations, including Facilities Management, Dining Services, Human Resource Services, Financial Operations, Conferences and Special Events, Bookstore, Mail Center and Children's Center. Burleigh-Jones was presented with the Professional Development Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) at its annual meeting in Minneapolis in 2017. She received the award for extensive volunteer service to the association’s professional development activities and publications programs.

Burleigh-Jones is a frequent presenter on a variety of topics, including finance, accreditation, communication, leadership and diversity at NACUBO, American Council of Education (ACE) and Association of Governing Boards (AGB) conferences. She served as a member of NACUBO’s Small Institutions Council and on the association’s Tuition Discounting Study Advisory Board. She is a frequent presenter for the NACUBO Fellows Program and a frequent author for their Business Officer magazine. She has served as a facilitator at three CAO/CBO collaboration workshops and, in 2015, presented the “CBO Speaks” podcast, which remains the most downloaded from NACUBO’s website.

Burleigh-Jones has more than 30 years of experience in financial and facilities management in higher education in addition to project management and auditing experience in the state government and nonprofit sectors. Before joining Dickinson in 2013, she served as treasurer of St. John’s College. Previous leadership positions also include vice president for administration and finance at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, as well as roles there as dean of enrollment management and assistant dean of financial services. She has also served as senior project manager at the Texas State Auditor’s Office and held several positions elsewhere in the finance field.

Burleigh-Jones is involved in a variety of professional and civic organizations. She is the immediate past chair and previous treasurer of the board for the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute for Women in Higher Education where she previously served as a core faculty member (finance) from 2009 to 2012. In addition, she serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Subscriber’s Advisory Board for United Educators and is a member of the Tuition Exchange Board of Directors. Burleigh-Jones served two terms as a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education where she served on the finance committee and as a finance evaluator. She was recently appointed to the Commission’s Appeals Panel, which is a selective body formed to address institutional appeals following adverse accreditation decisions.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA from American University and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Texas, Austin. She also is a graduate of the Harvard Institute for Higher Education and the HERS Institute for Women in Higher Education at Wellesley College.