Barbara J. Hough
The vice president for finance is responsible for overseeing Rensselaer's financial planning and operations, investments and capital finance, and internal audit. She is also a member of the Rensselaer Retirement Committee and serves on the Board of Trustees of Rensselaer at Hartford.
Prior to joining Rensselaer, Hough was the Vice President, Controller and Treasurer at Columbia University where she oversaw the management of the University’s financial reporting and treasury functions. Prior to joining Columbia University, she spent 12 years with Bunge, Ltd, serving in a variety of financial reporting and controllership roles, concluding her career at Bunge as the Assistant Controller, External Reporting where she had oversight for Bunge’s external reporting and compliance.
Hough holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York; and, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from St. John’s University. In addition, she is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.