Carnegie Mellon University

Angela Blanton

Angela Blanton

Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer


Angela Blanton was appointed Carnegie Mellon University’s vice president (VP) for Finance and chief financial officer (CFO) in 2017 after serving as interim vice president and CFO in 2016.

As CFO, Angela provides strategic leadership for the university’s business and finance functions, as well as for the management of its financial and capital resources. Angela oversees Budget and Financial Planning, Business Applications Development and Support, the Controller’s Office, Procurement Services, the Treasurer’s Office and University Audit Services. Within those units lie critical business functions including, but not limited to payroll, financial reporting, accounts receivable and payable, sponsored projects accounting, international operations and financial systems.

Angela has over 20 years of experience spanning finance, project management and engineering disciplines within the higher education, financial services and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Blanton was CFO for PNC Investments. Angela is highly collaborative across all functions to support the university’s vision to have a transformative impact on society through continual innovation in education, research, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Angela serves on the boards of Strong Women Strong Girls and the Fund for Advancement of Minorities Through Education (FAME) where she functions as finance committee chair. She has participated in mentoring, recognition, youth services, health and human services, diversity councils and community outreach initiatives with several local organizations.


Blanton received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and her MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.