Associate Director, Financial Management
Room: BSN 215
Mailpoint: BSN 3403
Phone: (813) 974-4975
Ken Short is the associate director within the Muma Financial Management team. He reports to Bobbi Almirola and assists her with the management of the college’s budget and financial reporting. He also oversees the HR function, and works to streamline and automate business processes within the college.
Short joined USF's College of Engineering at the Center for Urban Transportation Research in 2000. He began as the network administrator, became the accounting supervisor, the operations director and finally the assistant director, a role in which he managed the administrative team that was responsible for accounting, budgeting, travel, purchasing, building management and HR. He has been an active member of the AAC for more than ten years and was previously the president of the organization. He has received the College of Engineering Outstanding Staff award twice, and the USF Outstanding Staff award once. Prior to joining USF, he worked in insurance, real estate development and a local manufacturing company.
Short earned an MBA from USF and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Connecticut. He is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, and has earned the CRA-USF/Advanced designation.