W. Thomas Phizacklea has been selected as McDaniel College’s new Vice President for Administration and Finance effective June 23. He succeeds Dr. Ethan Seidel who has held this position since 1993 and is returning to teach and serve as chair of the Economics and Business Administration Department at McDaniel.
A proven financial leader in higher education, Phizacklea has held senior-level leadership positions at Centenary College of Louisiana, and most recently, Goucher College, where he served as vice president for finance for the last 15 years.
“Tom is a first-generation graduate who is highly regarded in our State for his fiscal acumen and is a strong advocate for access and affordability for private, liberal-arts education,” said McDaniel president Roger N. Casey. “Plus, his forward-thinking about student-centered financial models that address changing expectations in today’s marketplace make him a great fit for McDaniel.”