Joshua Lassiter is the Director of First Tryon's operational consulting practice where his focus is on helping clients remove barriers that are hindering organizational success. Mr. Lassiter and his team assist university leadership in aggressively pursuing their most important strategic issues.
Prior to joining First Tryon, Mr. Lassiter served as the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance at Elizabeth City State University. In this role, Mr. Lassiter was responsible for ensuring the sound fiscal and operational management of the university's monetary resources, coordinating and maintaining the university's budget, providing and enhancing quality services by all units, and implementing and maintaining adequate internal controls. As the Vice Chancellor for the Division of Business & Finance, he provided leadership to the following specific departments: Office of the Controller, the Budget & Financial Planning Department, Procurement & Materials Management, Auxiliary Services and Facilities & Planning. The auxiliary and facilities-related functions included campus master planning, space management and the oversight of various auxiliary services, including Student Dining & Catering Services, Student Stores, Rental Property Management and Risk Management.
Prior to coming to ECSU, Mr. Lassiter held private sector positions in Raleigh, NC with Grant Thornton, LLP and RBC Bank. Mr. Lassiter holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree in accounting and an MBA. He received each degree from North Carolina State University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
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