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Darrell Norris

Darrell Norris’s life was changed as a student at Jackson College. Today, he works to ensure that future students have that same opportunity!

Norris serves as vice president of finance at Jackson College.

Going to college wasn’t Norris’s first priority after high school, but working six weeks in a factory showed him that wasn’t what he wanted. A Concord High graduate, he enrolled at Jackson College, first hoping to become a nurse. After taking a couple business electives, he changed his program to business administration, finding his true calling and earning his associate degree. He continued his studies with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Siena Heights University, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University.

In his position, he oversees the College’s finances and the business office, which manages everything from student accounts to payroll to the payment of outside vendors, as well as state and federal budget reporting. As the College’s chief budget officer, he watches the College’s revenues and expenses for trends to be sure the operating budget is balanced and income and expenses are appropriately aligned with actual activity.

“Our day is spent driving the resources that students need to succeed,” Norris said. “Going to college changed my life. Now, to be involved in the College as an administrator and to help other students get that opportunity, that’s what I enjoy most.”

Norris is married to wife, Bree, and they have two daughters, Pyper and Emma.