Senior Financial Manager
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Senior Financial Manager
As a Senior Financial Manager for the Division of Student Affairs, Rita is responsible for financial reporting and budgeting for Residential Education, Orientation, Pre-College and Conference & Events Services. She also makes sure that these areas comply with university financial policies and procedures. Rita started at Carnegie Mellon University in 2013 in Student Activities (now known as SLICE) and enjoys the camaraderie that working at a university provides. When not at work, Rita is either running or reading a book. Her favorite vacations alternate between hiking national parks and reading on the beach. Rita has been married to Ed Reidy for 30 years and has two children, Patrick and Jack.
Director of Finance
Associate Vice President for Community Health and Well-Being
With over 18 years' experience working in higher education, Maureen has been part of the CMU community since 2018. She provides leadership to departments focused on holistic well-being including Counseling and Psychological Services, Religious and Spiritual Life Initiatives, University Health Services, and Wellness Initiatives. Originally from the Buffalo, New York area, Maureen earned her bachelor’s degree from Niagara University and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany-State University of New York. In her free time, she enjoys time with her husband and daughter, traveling, seeing musical theater and dance, baking, and cheering on her favorite sports teams, especially the Buffalo Bills.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Assessment and Strategic Initiatives
Associate Vice President for Community Standards and Diversity Initiatives
Holly first came to CMU in 1998 and currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Community Standards and Diversity Initiatives. In her role, Holly facilitates divisional professional development and strategic planning efforts and oversees functions in student conduct, diversity initiatives, and assessment and evaluation. Holly is the Student Affairs Liaison to the Heinz College and supports the overall graduate student experience in partnership with other units. Holly is also a self-described “history nerd” who loves to share nuggets of Carnegie Mellon trivia and a proud mom of three kids who have grown up way too fast.
Lauren serves as the Financial Assistant for the Office of the Dean of Students. She supports financial processes for the Office of Residential Education, the Office of Community Standards & Integrity, and the Office of Orientation, in addition to other various programs and departments within the Division of Student Affairs. A Pittsburgh native and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Lauren has been with CMU since 2015. In her free time, you can find her chasing after her two-year-old son, Henry.
Director of Student Support Resources & Housefellow
Coordinator of Student Support Resources
Megan joined the Office of the Dean of Students in June of 2018, after completing her clinical graduate work within the Career and Professional Development here at CMU. As a Coordinator of Student Support Resources, Megan helps students navigate the obstacles they encounter in their everyday lives. She works with students to build a support network both on and off campus, to ensure their individual needs are met while obtaining their academic, personal, and social goals. When not on campus, Megan enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling, and trying new restaurants.
Director for the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Kieran started with Student Affairs in 2018 as a financial assistant specifically with SLICE, Dining Services, Cohon Center and Athletics. Her duties include expense reimbursements, journal entries, purchase orders and Workday. Outside of work, Kieran loves to spend time outdoors, watch football and relax with her dog.
Senior Financial Manager
Nicole started her career at Carnegie Mellon fresh out of college in the Finance division and has been in the Office of the Dean of Students since 2013. As a senior financial manager, Nicole creates and enters budgets, manages all spending and oversees financial operations for Counseling & Psychological Services, Health Services, Student Affairs IT, Student Affairs Marketing, the Career & Professional Development Center, Community Health & Well-Being and the Office of Community Standards & Integrity. Outside of work Nicole keeps busy with her 3 dogs and enjoys cooking all types of Italian food and spending time with her family.
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Shari serves as the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Students Affairs and Dean of Students. She finds great joy in her daily connections with students, colleagues and faculty, and relishes her role as aide-de-camp to our energetic and dynamic VP and Dean of Students. Outside of work, Shari and her husband Roger enjoy visits with their two grown children and are passionate fans of the arts - appreciating the best in music, movies, plays and musical theater.