Dexter I. Odom, CPA

  • Position: Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Business Officer
  • Division: Business and Finance
  • (478) 825-6425

Dexter I. Odom is Fort Valley State University’s vice president for business and finance and chief business officer. In this role, Odom oversees the institution’s accounting, budgeting, and strategic financing, as well as operational units including facilities and payroll. Odom has been most recently employed as the vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer at Hiram College in Ohio, where he provided executive leadership for the controller’s office, budgets, grants, contracts, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and purchasing in addition to the college bookstore, risk management, information technology, human resources, property management, physical plant, and food services.

At Hiram College, Odom led efforts to reduce costs, increase revenue, renegotiate costly contracts, and improve customer satisfaction. He led similar efforts as vice president for administration and finance at Jarvis Christian College, and director of budgets, grants, and contracts at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Outside of higher education, he has held roles including president of Madex Solutions, a business and management consulting firm, and vice president and CFO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. He also worked as a senior auditor and supervisor with the State of Georgia Office of Human Resources.

Odom is a certified public accountant, and earned an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and an accounting degree from Valdosta State University. He was also as a board member and Finance Committee chair for Bauder College.