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Lasell University Names New Vice President for Finance & Administration

December 07, 2021

Dr. Derek Pinto, VP for Finance & AdministrationLasell University announced that Dr. Derek Pinto has been named Vice President for Finance and Administration. In his new position, Dr. Pinto will oversee Lasell’s Business Office, Information Technology, Administration & Operations, and serve as Chief Financial Officer for both Lasell and Lasell Village, the senior living residence that is part of the Newton-based school’s intergenerational campus. 

Dr. Pinto’s professional experience includes positions with multi-national companies in the technology and consumer goods industries. He has an expansive resume within the education sector, with 15 years of administrative experience and six years as a classroom teacher. He comes to Lasell from Laney College, a large community college located in Oakland, California where he was Vice President of Administrative Services. The flagship college for the Peralta District, Laney College serves one of the most ethnically and economically diverse cities in America.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Pinto was Chief Business Officer for the John Swett Unified School District, principal of two elementary schools, and a public-school teacher. He also spent four years as both an educator and administrator in Tokyo, Japan. 

Dr. Pinto holds two bachelor’s degrees from York University in Toronto, an MBA from McGill University in Montreal, and a master's degree and doctorate in education from California State University, San Bernadino. 

“Derek brings a unique background and valuable experience to Lasell,” said President Michael B. Alexander. “Given his work in the fields of business and education, we know he will make tremendous contributions to the Lasell community.”