GRAND FORKS — UND President Andrew Armacost announced on Tuesday, July 12, the university’s future vice president for finance and operations will be a familiar experience on campus.
Karla Mongeon-Stewart, who is presently serving as the affiliate vice president for finance, will turn out to be the following vice president for finance and functions/main operating officer. She replaces Jed Shivers, who is departing for a equivalent position at a college in New York.
Mongeon-Stewart will start her new responsibilities on a a few-year renewable contract, efficient July 18.
“I am thrilled to announce that I have appointed Karla Mongeon-Stewart as our new vice president for finance & functions/main running officer,” Armacost reported. “Karla has offered incredible leadership as our associate vice president for finance, overseeing a team of nearly 60 experts who continue to keep our fiscal engines and budgeting methods jogging.”
In her new job, Mongeon-Stewart will present management for the university’s money and operational divisions, such as human resources, public safety, services, affirmative action/equal opportunity employment, information management and the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
“I am so honored to be continuing my experienced journey at UND,” Mongeon-Stewart stated. “I have worked with so a lot of amazing colleagues in excess of the past seven a long time at UND and under Dr. Armacost’s management, I am assured we will go on the good trajectory.”
A indigenous of Fargo, Mongeon-Stewart graduated from North Dakota State University with a diploma in accounting in 1996. She completed her master’s in company administration from the University of Mary in Bismarck in 2003.
A certified community accountant given that 1998, Mongeon-Stewart has labored in an array of money analyst positions in the course of her career. She entered the realm of larger instruction finance in 2003, investing four many years as the director of finance and controller at Bismarck State Higher education. From there, she grew to become finances director at NDSU, concentrating on improve management and process enhancement. Subsequent, she served as assistant vice president for educational affairs at the University of Texas at Brownsville and then chief economic officer at Rocky Mountain School in Billings, Montana.
In 2015, Mongeon-Stewart joined UND as associate vice president for finance immediately after a nationwide lookup.
“In her new function, Karla will showcase her sturdy leadership across the overall organization of finance and functions,” reported Armacost. “Her condition-large experiences will be a legitimate asset to UND as we enter the upcoming legislative session. Karla has finished visionary function in the planet of larger education and learning, and I search ahead to owning her main the division pursuing the departure of Jed Shivers in mid-July.”
Mongeon-Stewart has worked closely with Shivers in all issues associated to UND’s financial preparing and functions. In addition to helping UND navigate the pandemic, Mongeon-Stewart and Shivers’ leadership coincided with a surge in new development, renewal and transformation across campus. They also ongoing to request techniques to fund new building and lower deferred upkeep expenditures via general public-personal partnerships.
Their financial leadership helped information UND via the 2021 legislative session and subsequent special session, securing approvals for many substantial-affect UND initiatives, together with a Merrifield-Twamley renovation, new runway apron for UND Aerospace and numerous area exploration initiatives.
“Jed has been an awesome mentor and colleague, and has positioned the division and the college on strong floor to confidently navigate the at any time-shifting entire world of greater education,” mentioned Mongeon-Stewart. “I am so excited to be primary a gifted finance and functions group and to keep on my collaboration with all the divisions of the College for the advantage of our students, staff and faculty and our condition.”
Shivers also credits Mongeon-Stewart for effective campus-wide implementation of the MIRA financial administration product, as perfectly as her operate with differential-tuition management and advancements to small business procedures at UND. He called Mongeon-Stewart a “highly collaborative human being within just the (finance) division and throughout the college.”
“I am really gratified to learn that Karla Mongeon-Stewart will develop into the up coming vice president for finance and operations,” Shivers reported. “Her activities at the corporate stage in just a few North Dakota colleges and universities as very well as her tenure functioning with the provost at a College of Texas procedure campus provide her with fantastic understanding and know-how. She also has a eager eye for recruiting, retaining and selling expertise.
“With Karla joining President Armacost’s team and operating closely with Provost Connection and the other vice presidents, UND will continue on its strategic development in instructing, study and provider on behalf of the citizens of North Dakota and our location.”
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