Steve Bright

VP, Finance & Treasurer at Bridgewater College

Stephen Bright began his tenure at Bridgewater College in the fall of 2021, with more than 30 years of experience as a financial manager, the last 20 in higher education. Prior to joining BC, he was Vice President for Business and Finance at University of Lynchburg (Va.).

During his 14 years at Lynchburg, he oversaw fiscal operations, human resources, physical plant, auxiliary operations, and information technology for the university. Prior to his time at the University of Lynchburg, Steve served as Vice President for Finance and Administration on Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia.

Prior to his work in higher education, Steve worked in finance and operations for a variety of not-for-profit organizations. He earned his master of public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York and a bachelor of arts, Phi Beta Kappa, from Ohio Wesleyan University.


  • VP, Finance & Treasurer

    Current role

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