Vice President for Business and Finance
In January of 2015 Armstrong State University hired Christopher Corrigan as the institution’s new vice president for business and finance. As a 30-year senior-level financial and operations professional, Corrigan brings a wide range of experience to Armstrong’s expanding initiatives.
Before joining Armstrong, Corrigan served as CFO for the Arthritis Foundation in Atlanta, where he managed $100 million in annual revenue, in addition to $90 million in foundation investments. He also played a major role in the group’s reorganization across 10 regions and in the creation of a five-year strategic plan.
Prior to that, Corrigan was the CFO for Emory College, the undergraduate enterprise at one of the world’s leading research institutions, preparing and executing a $200 million-plus operating budget for the institution’s largest academic unit. He also managed sponsored programs for more than 250 faculty researchers, as well as earnings and spending from $350 million in endowed and restricted funds. In addition, he was a key participant in the implementation of Emory College’s 10-year strategic plan, part of which involved overseeing large-scale construction and renovation projects.
Earlier in his career, Corrigan served as CFO for Andrew College, where he created a business office code of ethics and conflict of interest policy for employees and trustees in order to enhance the university’s corporate governance. He also renegotiated maintenance, communication and utility contracts, resulting in more than $1 million in annual savings, and developed new policies for cash disbursements, internal controls and fixed assets.
He has also worked at a startup high technology company in Silicon Valley, helping to grow Sun Microsystems into a Fortune 500 company. Corrigan previously served as chairman of the board of directors for Calhoun County Department of Family & Children’s Services in rural Calhoun County, Ga., where the board provided oversight to federal and state-funded family assistance programs.
A former Captain in the U.S. Navy and naval aviator, Corrigan earned a B.S. from Notre Dame University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.