Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Maribeth Amyot is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Xavier University. Ms. Amyot has executive responsibility for the university's financial affairs, investments and debt, facilities and construction, risk and safety management, and auxiliary services. In partnership with the President and the Provost, Ms. Amyot guides strategy development and execution for the university.
Ms. Amyot joined Xavier in May 2008 as Vice President for Financial Administration and CFO and was promoted to her current position in September 2011. She has over 25 years experience overall, including 20 years as CFO. She has served in senior financial and administrative positions with Western Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut, and West Virginia University. In addition to the full range of financial and facilities functions, her prior work with these universities encompassed strategic planning, organizational governance, human resources, information technology and oversight of a $300 million capital campaign.
Ms. Amyot has served on the financial panel of the Higher Learning Commission, the accrediting body that evaluates all degree granting colleges and universities in 19 mid-western states. She previously served as an evaluator for the NEASC, the college and university accrediting body for New England. Ms. Amyot is a member of several professional organizations and is often called on for speaking engagements.
Since moving to Cincinnati in 2008, Ms. Amyot has been active in the community. She is a Leadership Cincinnati program alumna (2011) and served on the Fine Arts Fund steering committee and is currently on the board of Artswave and on the Finance Committee of the Urban League. Ms. Amyot was awarded CFO of the Year for the large, not-for-profit category in 2010 and has since served annually as a CFO of the Year judge.
Ms. Amyot's education includes a bachelor of science degree in mining engineering and a master's degree in business administration, both from West Virginia University. She has three adult children, Gregory, Timothy, and Meredith.
The areas supervised by the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer include:
- Business Services and Risk Management
- Auxiliary Services
- Treasury Services/Investments and Debt
- Financial Planning and Budgets
- Physical Plant