Samuel Solomon joined the RISD community in early 2014 after more than 24 years at Northeastern University. There he originally served as the business manager in the Athletic Department before joining the Finance Office in 1993, where he advanced from senior budget analyst to assistant budget director in 1997.
In 1998 Solomon was appointed budget director, assuming progressively greater fiscal responsibilities as he moved to the position of assistant treasurer in 2003 and Northeastern's treasurer and director of finance in 2008. As the chief treasury and financial planning officer, Solomon oversaw an operating budget of more than $1 billion, along with a $35–70-million annual capital budget. He also directed the budget process, managed the financial aspects of the university's strategic goals, refinanced its $1-billion debt portfolio to achieve significant savings and was intimately involved with all financial committees of the governing boards.
Solomon holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and both an MBA and a PhD from Northeastern University. In addition, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has presented at NACUBO and co-authored an article for Business Officer Magazine entitled Blending a Proper Mix.