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Sydney Leo

  • Vice President of Finance and Administration

  • Office of Finance and Administration

  • sydney.leo@the-bac.edu

Sydney Leo

Sydney Leo has over 30 years of experience serving commercial, non-profit and HBCU educational institutions, including Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard University, NOVA Southeastern University, Bucknell University, Tufts University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Oxfam International, General Motors, Sony, Disney, and more.

Prior to the BAC, she was the National Higher Education Advisory Leader at BDO USA, LLP. She also held the position of Vice President of Finance and Administration at Fisk University and Hartwick College. Sydney has worked with organizations on a wide range of issues related to Strategic Planning, Financial Sustainability, Operational Excellence and Improvement, Technology Improvement, Advanced Analytics and Benchmarking, Alternative Revenue Planning and Implementation, and Compliance and Risk Management.

She received a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University; a Master of Science in Finance & Accounting from University of Hartford; and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Smith College.