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), board member of the Penn Center, an African American cultural and educational center, and 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.