Manish Kumar, MBA

Vice President for Administration & Finance

Bowie State University

Manish Kumar was named the Vice President for Administration & Finance at Bowie State in March 2024. He previously served as Vice President for Finance and Administration at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). He provides strategic direction and leadership for campus financial and administrative services. Manish is very proud of the historic three notch credit rating upgrade marking significant turnaround in the financial outlook of the University.

Prior to his work at NEIU, Manish was the Chief Financial Officer for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Along with his role as the CFO for the UNC-A&S Foundations, he managed funds totaling more than $1.6 billion. He also oversaw all financial and budgetary matters, including operations and compliance along with the support of new program development through forecasts, budgets and accreditation compliance.

He has also served as the CFO and Head of HR and Administration at Rutgers Business School. From 2011 to 2015, he served as Director of Strategic Initiatives for the College of Art and Architecture at the University of Idaho. Manish has significant private sector experience where he has worked with fortune 20 companies such as American Express, AAA insurance and State Street Global Advisors in various leadership capacity.

Manish holds an MBA from Northeastern University (Boston) He is working toward a Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management at the University of Greenwich (London, U.K.) and currently holds an ABD status.