GRAND FORKS — UND President Andrew Armacost announced on Tuesday, July 12, the university’s following vice president for finance and functions will be a familiar encounter on campus.
Karla Mongeon-Stewart, who is currently serving as the affiliate vice president for finance, will become the upcoming vice president for finance and operations/main working officer. She replaces Jed Shivers, who is departing for a identical position at a college in New York.
Mongeon-Stewart will begin her new responsibilities on a 3-year renewable deal, efficient July 18.
“I am thrilled to announce that I have appointed Karla Mongeon-Stewart as our new vice president for finance & functions/main working officer,” Armacost stated. “Karla has made available extraordinary leadership as our associate vice president for finance, overseeing a group of approximately 60 professionals who preserve our fiscal engines and budgeting devices working.”
In her new position, Mongeon-Stewart will give leadership for the university’s fiscal and operational divisions, together with human sources, community security, services, affirmative action/equal chance employment, records administration and the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
“I am so honored to be continuing my expert journey at UND,” Mongeon-Stewart mentioned. “I have labored with so several wonderful colleagues above the past 7 yrs at UND and less than Dr. Armacost’s management, I am assured we will carry on the beneficial trajectory.”
A indigenous of Fargo, Mongeon-Stewart graduated from North Dakota Point out College with a diploma in accounting in 1996. She completed her master’s in enterprise administration from the College of Mary in Bismarck in 2003.
A licensed general public accountant since 1998, Mongeon-Stewart has labored in an array of financial analyst positions all through her vocation. She entered the realm of greater education finance in 2003, expending four many years as the director of finance and controller at Bismarck State College or university. From there, she grew to become funds director at NDSU, focusing on improve administration and process improvement. Upcoming, she served as assistant vice president for academic 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 affiliate vice president for finance soon after a countrywide look for.
“In her new role, Karla will showcase her powerful management across the full organization of finance and functions,” mentioned Armacost. “Her point out-broad ordeals will be a legitimate asset to UND as we enter the upcoming legislative session. Karla has done visionary function in the world of better schooling, and I glance ahead to possessing her major the division following the departure of Jed Shivers in mid-July.”
Mongeon-Stewart has worked carefully with Shivers in all matters relevant to UND’s economical preparing and operations. In addition to encouraging UND navigate the pandemic, Mongeon-Stewart and Shivers’ management coincided with a surge in new design, renewal and transformation throughout campus. They also continued to seek out ways to fund new design and lower deferred servicing fees via public-private partnerships.
Their economical leadership helped guidebook UND by means of the 2021 legislative session and subsequent distinctive session, securing approvals for multiple superior-affect UND jobs, like a Merrifield-Twamley renovation, new runway apron for UND Aerospace and several area analysis initiatives.
“Jed has been an remarkable mentor and colleague, and has positioned the division and the university on strong floor to confidently navigate the at any time-switching globe of larger schooling,” stated Mongeon-Stewart. “I am so thrilled to be main a talented finance and operations team and to go on my collaboration with all the divisions of the University for the advantage of our students, staff members and school and our point out.”
Shivers also credits Mongeon-Stewart for profitable campus-huge implementation of the MIRA monetary administration product, as very well as her function with differential-tuition management and advancements to small business processes at UND. He called Mongeon-Stewart a “highly collaborative human being within just the (finance) division and throughout the university.”
“I am extremely gratified to master that Karla Mongeon-Stewart will develop into the future vice president for finance and operations,” Shivers explained. “Her experiences at the company level within just 3 North Dakota colleges and universities as effectively as her tenure working with the provost at a University of Texas program campus present her with remarkable information and skills. She also has a eager eye for recruiting, retaining and advertising expertise.
“With Karla joining President Armacost’s team and performing intently with Provost Link and the other vice presidents, UND will go on its strategic development in training, research and company on behalf of the citizens of North Dakota and our area.”
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