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College official receives award
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Posted: 2012 Oct 19 - 00:43

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Barry Keim, Indian River State College vice president of administration and finance, has been named the 2012 outstanding chief business officer for region VI by the Community College Business Officers Association.

The award was presented at the organization's 30th annual international conference on Oct. 2.

Mr. Keim was previously honored with this recognition in 1996.

Mr. Keim came to IRSC in 1980, starting as the director of accounting services. He held the position of assistant dean of finance before being named vice president in 1988.

As the chief financial officer of IRSC, he is responsible for all financial and business affairs of the college, budget development, purchasing, human resources, enterprise systems, technology, information systems, maintaining all facilities and new construction.

He oversees funds in excess of $150 million annually at multiple campuses and locations throughout the Treasure Coast. IRSC regularly receives exemplary audits and management reviews of its operations.

In addition to being twice named the CCBOA regional outstanding chief business officer, Mr. Kiem was selected as the Association of Florida College Administrator of the Year for professional excellence in 1997.

In 2003 he was awarded the Ken Jarrett Service Award for service to the Florida Community College Council of Business Affairs.

Mr. Keim holds a master's degree in management from Rollins College and a bachelor's degree in economics from Muskingum College.

He currently serves on several statewide committees. He is active in community affairs, including the Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis Club. where he has held every office up to lieutenant governor.

Mr. Keim is an active member of Indian River Presbyterian Church, serving in several positions at the church. He and his wife, Brenda, have two children and four grandchildren and reside in Fort Pierce.

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