Ed Kania – Amani Institute

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Ed Kania

Vice President for Finance & Administration, Davidson College

Ed is a native Philadelphian who received his B.S. in Accounting from Saint Joseph’s University in 1983. He currently serves as the Vice President for Finance & Administration at Davidson College where he has been employed for the past 21 years (he served as Controller and Director of Business Services from 1990 until 2010). He also served as President of Davidson College Development Corporation from 1997-2008. Prior to Davidson, Ed worked for the audit practice of Coopers & Lybrand for 6 years. Ed is currently a member of the Small Institutions Council of the National Association of College and University Business Officers. Ed’s past community service roles have included Chairman of the Board of the Metrolina AIDS Project, President of the Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg, Vice President for Education of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, and membership on the Education Futures Commission (appointed by the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners). Ed is married to Donna Kania, and they have one daughter, Kristina, a doctoral student in clinical child psychology.