Chief Financial Officer, Cedar Crest College
In her current role, Ms. Kahr has been a key figure in shaping the future direction of the college, both programmatically and financially. In addition to overseeing the college’s finances, Ms. Kahr was heavily involved in the creation of Cedar Crest’s strategic plan and has helped lead the campus master plan initiative. She enhanced the grant process to generate more revenue and continues to search for creative ways to fund programs such as study abroad, additional majors, and new graduate programs.
Ms. Kahr is responsible for the administrative functions at the college, including facilities, human resources, finance, student financial services, aquatic center, general services, telecommunications and transportation, and campus police. In recognition of her work, Ms. Kahr received the Lehigh Valley Business’ 2014 CFO of the Year award in the category of large non-profits (25 or more employees) and was a Lehigh Valley Business Forty Under 40 honoree in 2013.
Ms. Kahr joined Cedar Crest College in 2005. Prior to her current position, she served as manager of financial and operational analysis and controller at Cedar Crest. Before joining the college, she served as senior auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, and as senior financial analyst at Tyco International. Ms. Kahr is a certified public accountant (CPA), a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She earned bachelor’s degrees in management and accounting from DeSales University.