VP for Finance – Staff

Jim Histand

Vice President for Finance

Jim is a graduate of Iowa Mennonite School (1973), and Goshen College (1978), and received his M.B.A. from Temple University in 1982. After working as a high school teacher and accountant, Jim came to Goshen College in 1990 as a Professor of Accounting. He has been in his current position as VP for Finance since 1997. He is responsible for the overall fiscal management of the college, the college budget and its business affairs. He also supervises the following areas of the college: Accounting, Physical Plant, Human Resources, and Auxiliaries, including Dining Services and the Bookstore.  Some of Jim’s hobbies include biking, camping, watching baseball, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

E-mail: jimlh@goshen.edu
Phone: (574) 535-7456

Deanna Risser

Budget and Financial Reporting Manager, Assistant Director of Inst. Research

Deanna graduated from Bluffton College in 1993 with a major in business administration, and completed her M.B.A at Indiana University South Bend in 2007.  After working at Camp Friedenswald (MI) for 5 1/2 years, she came to Goshen College in January, 1999. In her current role she assists the vice president for finance in all areas under his supervision, focusing especially on the college operating budget, financial reporting, and overseeing the corporate credit card program. She also works in Institutional Research, completing surveys and analyzing and communicating survey results.  Deanna’s interests include reading, biking, being in nature, watching sporting events, spirituality, and sustainability.

E-mail: deannaar@goshen.edu
Phone: (574) 535-7557