Karen P. House, CPA/CGMA, joined Salem State University in 2014 where she serves as Vice President for Finance and Business. A graduate of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, she holds in addition a master’s degree in business administration and a graduate certificate from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. Ms. House has experience in the private sector in internal audit as well as finance and accounting roles. Ms. House has worked in public higher education finance and planning in three states since 1990, including St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Keene State College (Keene, NH) and Salem State University in Salem, MA. She has been active in EACUBO and SCUP during her career in higher education.