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PCOM Hires Penelope Howard as Associate CFO, Controller


July 2, 2020

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has named Penelope “Penny” Howard, CPA, MBA, as the College’s new associate CFO/controller, effective July 13, 2020. In this role, Ms. Howard will focus on strategic oversight and management of the College's financials as well as planning, developing and enhancing the College’s financial service needs. 

Ms. Howard brings more than 25 years of experience to the role, most recently serving as executive vice president for administration and finance at SUNY Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY. There she was responsible for leading the development of college administrative and financial strategy around the college’s strategic plan as well as growing revenue streams for a three campus institution of 15,000+ full and part-time students with a $110 million annual budget.

“I am excited to begin this new journey at PCOM,” said Ms. Howard. “In these challenging times, the need for strong financial stewardship is great, but I’m confident the experience I bring to this role will serve the College well and I look forward to getting started.” 

As controller, Ms. Howard will report directly to Peter Doulis, vice president for finance and CFO. “I am very pleased to welcome Ms. Howard to the team,” said Mr. Doulis. “Her extensive background and experience in finance will be particularly beneficial as we continue our momentum and work toward a future of sustained growth and prosperity,” said Mr. Doulis.

Ms. Howard completed her executive master of business administration at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and her bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Longwood University in Farmville, VA. She is a licensed certified public accountant in Virginia.

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    Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration. PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.

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