The Citadel names new vice president for finance
Sue Mitchell, vice president for business affairs at Charleston Southern University, has been selected as The Citadel’s new vice president for finance and business affairs. She will start work Dec. 1.
Mitchell was among 74 applicants and four finalists considered for the position. She replaces Curt Holland, who left the college in August to work in the private sector.
“Sue has more than 15 years experience in business and financial management, both in the private sector and in higher education. I am pleased she will bring her knowledge and expertise to The Citadel and I look forward to having her on our team,” said Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa.
The vice president for finance and business affairs is one of six senior-level administrators reporting directly to the president. This VP is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of an annual budget of approximately $88 million and serves as the liaison to The Citadel Trust, which manages scholarship money. She also will be responsible for overseeing the offices of financial and accounting services, procurement, treasurer, budget, human resources and auxiliary services.
“It is a privilege to join the outstanding senior leadership team at The Citadel,” Mitchell said. “I plan to hit the ground running and am excited to be a contributing member of an organization dedicated to mentoring and shaping the core values of the next generation.”
Mitchell earned a master’s degree in business from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Science in business administration/accounting and marketing from the University of Central Florida. Also a certified public accountant, she has been at CSU since 2003, where she was responsible for financial and accounting operations, procurement, treasurer, budget, human resources, facilities management and construction, auxiliary services, and risk management. Mitchell also had oversight of a separate for-profit land development and joint venture corporation, which includes a franchise hotel operation and separate infrastructure. Before that she held consulting and financial management positions at Kaplan EduNeering, Hill-Rom Associates, United Medical Corp., and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida.