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Scott Lesht, Director of Finance and Operations

Scott Lesht joined Kendall College in January, 2013, as the Director of Finance and Operations. In addition to leading Kendall's financial, information technology, procurement and facilities operations, Scott also manages student services departments, including academic advising, financial aid and bursar.

Previously, Scott served as campus president at Sanford-Brown College. Scott led the launch of this new college, and during his tenure received accreditation for the school's programs. From 2007 to 2009, Scott was Director of Business Development at Career Education Corporation, where he was responsible for identifying educational acquisition targets and strategic partnerships in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Scott is a member of the Board of Directors for the Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health and a member of the Chicago Ronald McDonald House Charities Education Scholarship Committee. He is also a youth basketball coach.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business with High Distinction and Honors from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - Bloomington, and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Scott lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, Katy, and their two sons, Barrett and Zeke.