Finance Office Staff


Contact the Finance Office

Mailing Address:
Centre College
Finance Office
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Office Location:
Horky House, Second Floor
Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday, excluding College holidays

Tuition billing questions should be addressed to:

Kathy Butterfield

The Finance Office is here to help with questions and concerns about billing and invoices. Contact Financial Aid for scholarship, grant, and loan information.


Rebecca Amsler

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Assistant Controller Centre CollegeFinance Work Centre College Finance Office Horky House Work Phone: 859.238.5455


Brenda Bryant

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Executive Secretary Work Centre College Finance Office Horky House Work Phone: 859.238.5451

Kathy Butterfield

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Cashier Student Accounts Centre CollegeFinance Office Work Phone: 859.238.5452

Staff Congress Representative (2015 — 2018)


Judy Cummins

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Assistant to the Controller Work Centre College Finance Office Horky House Work Phone: 859.238.5454


John R. Farris

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Interim Vice President for Investments and Chief Financial Officer Work Centre College Finance Office Horky House Work Phone: 859.238.5458

John R. Farris of Lexington, Ky., has been selected to serve as interim vice president for investments and chief financial officer at Centre College. His appointment is effective Feb. 1, 2016.

img14Centre President John A. Roush is delighted to welcome Farris back to his alma mater as a member of the senior administration.

“John Farris will strengthen the College’s effort in finance and investments at a very important time,” Roush said.

“His background and expertise will definitely help make Centre’s future brighter yet,” Roush added. “He combines financial competence at a national level, along with a deep understanding of Kentucky and the region. We are fortunate to have him back among us.”

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Centre in 1995 with majors in economics and philosophy, Farris continued his studies in economics and finance at Princeton University, where he earned a Master’s in Public Administration.

Besides his impressive educational background, Farris brings to his new role an extensive and wide-ranging record of professional experience in both the public and private sectors.




Brian Hutzley

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Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Centre College Work Phone: 859.238.5458

Brian Hutzley joined Centre College in 2016. A Michigan native with a B.S. in accounting from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from Syracuse University, Hutzley served most recently as vice president for finance and administration at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. He has an impressive 30-year record of service in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, including key leadership roles at public and private universities.

Before Colgate, Hutzley served as vice chancellor and CFO for the State University of New York (SUNY), which includes 64 campuses and is the country’s largest public higher education system. Hutzley was responsible for overseeing the $12 billion annual operating budget, along with relevant finance and budget areas in addition to financial aid and information technology.

He came to oversee the entire system after six years as vice president for business and finance at SUNY’s Delhi campus, where he managed an annual budget of $80 million.

Prior to his career in higher education, Hutzley spent some two decades in the private sector, ending that part of his career as director of financial planning and analysis for Mead/AT-A-GLANCE, in charge of a $1.2 billion annual budget.



Scott Owens

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Controller Work Centre College Finance Office Horky House Work Phone: 859.238.5457

Owens is be responsible for overseeing and leading all accounting functions and Finance Office operations at the College. Scott has been involved in almost every aspect of the business operations of the College at some point in time. Scott has the technical skill to perform the tasks of Controller and, just as importantly, is known and trusted by all segments of our College community. He reports to Brian Hutzley, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.



Marlene Settles

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Accounts Payable Work Centre College Finance Office Horky House Work Phone: 859.238.5453

Ann Smith

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Assistant Director of Procurement and Capital Projects Work Centre College Finance Office Horky House Work Phone: 859.238.5459