Terence L. Finley, MBA, Ph. D.


Dr. Terence Finley, a native of New York, completed his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, with an emphasis in Higher Education, at Prairie View A&M University’s Whitlowe R. Green College of Education.  He received his M.B.A. in Marketing and Logistics from Pennsylvania State University; and a Bachelor of Science, with concentrations in Marketing and Economics, from The State University of New York at Brockport.  His research interests include the access, adequacy, and equity of educational resources for underrepresented populations.  While in pursuit of his doctoral degree, Dr. Finley held the position of Graduate Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer of Prairie View A&M University.  Prior to returning to the educational realm, Dr. Finley was a well-respected and highly successful Executive Sales, Development, and Marketing Manager for the Fortune 500 Intel and NVIDIA corporations, respectively, where he managed the multi-billion dollar Hewlett-Packard (HP) accounts.  He was recognized for his exceptional contributions to the corporate arena via receipt of an ‘Award for Vision’ that states, “Terence is a talented visionary and business leader who originates new concepts, innovative strategies, creates opportunities, and applies highly developed sales, marketing, and business management skills to overcome daunting challenges.  He now brings those talents to bear here on “The Hill” as the Leadership Development and Organizational Officer reporting to the Associate Vice President of Business Services within the Division of Business Affairs.  Dr. Finley has been tasked with the design and implementation of leadership and employee development practices and activities.  He will use his demonstrated capabilities in strategy development and execution, in addition to facilitation of organizational development, to add value to the University by implementing both short-and long-term strategic and operational strategies.