Dr. Ruby Fielding

Vice President for Finance and Administration


Dr. Ruby Fielding, a proud Columbia College alum, serves as the Vice President (VP) for Finance and Administration at Columbia College. She brings a wealth of knowledge in finance and administration having served as a chief finance officer and an administrator in higher education and state government for more than 20 years. She held the role of Vice President for Fiscal Affairs at Allen University for nine years and worked as the Controller for the College of Charleston for seven years.

Her volunteer work involves serving as a reviewer for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), a board member of the Penn Center, an African American cultural and educational center, and a business consultant with the U. S. Small Business Administration.

Dr. Fielding earned her doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's in business administration from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of arts degree in business management from Columbia College. She embraces the philosophy of life-long learning. Her favorite past times involve sewing, walking, reading, and being with family.


  • A framework for a turnaround of an historically black university

What's the key to success at Columbia College?

As a non-traditional student, I thrived at Columbia College because of the low student: professor ratio. The individualized attention was perfect for me as a working parent and spouse. I always felt well-prepared for tests because the professors made the extra effort to ensure that I was armed with the materials and knowledge to succeed.