Ms. Maria Cammarata serves as Vice President for Finance and Administration/Treasurer at Mills College in Oakland, California. She leads collaborative strategic efforts and oversees key operating functions including Finance, Information Technology, Risk Management, Human Resources, Facilities and Auxiliary Operations. At the present time, she also oversees Student Financial Services (Financial Aid and Student Accounts). As the chief financial officer of the College, Ms. Cammarata is responsible for the planning and implementation of Mills College’s annual operating budget, and she plays a pivotal role in campus planning and capital financing. She chairs the College’s Budget Advisory Committee. Ms. Cammarata also serves as support for the following Mills College Board of Trustees committees: Audit, Finance, and Investment. She supervises approximately 111 staff members.
Prior to coming to Mills, Ms. Cammarata served as Vice President for Finance and Administration/Treasurer for the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) for 21 years, where she oversaw the preparation and administration of CSE’s operating budget and provided strategic vision and leadership for the Business Office, Facilities, College Bookstore, Food Service, Human Resources, Information Technology, Security, Construction, and Special Projects. Prior to working in higher education, Ms. Cammarata’s work experience spanned the corporate, financial services, healthcare, and municipal government sectors. She has held management/senior positions with The Hertz Corporation, The American Stock Exchange, The Long Island College Hospital, and with the City of New York Department of General Services where she served as Assistant Commissioner, Fiscal Affairs monitoring the Agency’s $455 million budget.
Ms. Cammarata is affiliated with a number of professional associations and organizations including the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA), and University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA).
Ms. Cammarata earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brooklyn College and her Master of Science in Management degree with a specialization in Organizational Change Management from the College of Saint Elizabeth.
She lives in Walnut Creek, California and enjoys the great outdoors, playing golf and Mahjong, and cooking and entertaining friends and family.