Penny Herbert

Penny Herbert

Position Title
Executive Assistant Dean

CA&ES Dean's Office


Penny Herbert is the executive assistant dean for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She is the lead financial and administrative officer and oversees the business and financial operations of the college. Herbert provides leadership for college resource management and planning and deals with a wide range of issues such as policy, budget models, resource allocation, initiatives and organizational structure. The executive assistant dean also has primary responsibility for CA&ES financial planning and analyses in support of the operating and capital budgets. In addition, she manages the college’s budget and financial services, facilities planning, information technology, business services and general administration.

Before joining CA&ES in 2016, she served as the executive assistant dean for the School of Medicine, where she oversaw budget management for academic personnel, academic information systems and the dean’s finance unit medical center recharges. She was also responsible for resource allocation, facilities, budget planning, and long-range forecasting. She worked directly with departments on financial and personnel issues and previously served as the director of strategic planning and manager of clinical operations.