Barbara Hough

Hough is the Associate Vice President for Finance and University Controller and oversees the University’s Accounting and Reporting, Tax, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Employee Travel and Reimbursement, Research Costing Compliance, Education for Research Administration and Finance, and Global Administrative Support functions.  Hough's team provides daily management of SAP, Duke's enterprise financial system, and generates and delivers financial information on Duke to numerous audiences, including the Board of Trustees, media, various government agencies, alumni, parents and others interested in Duke.

Prior to joining Duke, Hough was the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute responsible for overseeing Rensselaer's financial planning and operations, investments and capital finance, and internal audit.  Prior to joining Rensselaer, Hough spent 5 years at Columbia University where she was the Vice President, Controller and Treasurer overseeing the management of the University’s financial reporting and treasury functions and the previous 12 years with Bunge, Ltd, serving in a variety of financial reporting and controllership roles, concluding her career at Bunge as the Assistant Controller, External Reporting where she had oversight for Bunge’s external reporting and compliance.

Hough holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York; and, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from St. John’s University. In addition, she is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.