Brian W. Caputo serves as the President of College of DuPage, bringing more than 35 years of strategic management and leadership experience drawn from a broad range of senior executive positions in higher education, local government, and the military. Previously, Dr. Caputo was the Vice President for Administrative Affairs and Chief Financial Officer for the College. At College of DuPage, he has been integrally involved in developing key academic and career training programs, including Guided Pathways (a structured program to enhance student success), Project Hire-Ed (a workforce development initiative), and Innovation DuPage (a business incubator/accelerator/training facility). He has also spearheaded major financial transparency initiatives. Dr. Caputo currently teaches accounting courses at the College and has been a full-time faculty member at Central Michigan University as well as an adjunct faculty member at Northern Illinois University.
Before coming to College of DuPage, Dr. Caputo was the Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer of the City of Aurora, Illinois, for nearly 19 years. A certified public accountant, Dr. Caputo is a member of the national Governmental Accounting Standards Board. He also serves as a member of the Commission on Structured Pathways of the American Association of Community Colleges.
Dr. Caputo holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, an M.S. in Accountancy from DePaul University, and an M.P.A. from Northern Illinois University. He earned a Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University with public administration as a primary area of study.