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Meet the Executive Vice President of Administration and Finance

Elizabeth Milavec serves as the University’s Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer. This critical role is responsible for overseeing finance services and core operations in service of Rochester’s Meliora mission—ever better.

She is the first person to hold this role at the University, signaling the importance of the administrative and financial operations for the institution’s success. A certified public accountant with an MBA from Rochester’s Simon Business School, Milavec came to the University in 2016, and was appointed to the newly developed leadership role in 2022. She has extensive higher education experience, having previously served at Carnegie Mellon University for more than a decade as associate vice president for finance and controller. Prior to her time at Carnegie Mellon, she served as a senior manager at global accounting firm KPMG LLP, providing auditing and consulting solutions to clients in healthcare and higher education.

Meet the leadership team


Michael Andrews

Interim Senior Associate Vice President of Finance

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Caroline Burnicki

University Controller


Chris Butler

Chief Audit Executive


Michael Chihoski

Senior Associate Vice President of Facilities


Todd Ferrin

Director of Campus Dining Services and Auxiliary Operations


Kathy King-Griswold

Associate Treasurer and Director of Treasury Operations and Compliance


Michael Liberty

Interim Associate Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety


Gerald Pickering

Interim Chief Public Safety Officer and Director of Public Safety

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Noreen Cherry

Executive Assistant


Jim Dobbertin

Senior Director of Special Projects


Winifred Foster

Chief of Staff


Suzette Norris

Director of Communications


Christopher Richards

Director of Project Management

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