New associate vice president of finance named

Amanda Mayfield has been appointed as the associate vice president of finance at Mount Holyoke College.

Mount Holyoke College has announced the appointment of Amanda Mayfield as associate vice president of finance. She previously served as the associate vice president of finance at Connecticut College.

Mayfield brings over 20 years of experience in higher education finance and will start her position in February 2024. She will be joining the College at a critical moment, helping to lead the Workday financial management system implementation.

“I am truly thrilled to be joining the Mount Holyoke finance team, supporting the entire campus community in furtherance of the College's mission as a leader in liberal arts education,” said Mayfield.

Mayfield joined Connecticut College in 2009 as its controller, overseeing all accounting and financial reporting. In 2018, she was promoted to associate vice president for finance. She also served as the interim vice president for finance from January – August 2023. Throughout her time at Connecticut College, Mayfield led many system and process improvement projects. Most recently, she was a key member of the senior administration team, which established a five-year financial plan in support of the college’s strategic plan and goals.

“We are thrilled to welcome Amanda to Mount Holyoke College,” said Carl M. Ries, vice president for finance and administration and treasurer. “She brings all of the professional acumen we could hope for, but most importantly comes with a deep commitment to the collaboration and desire for progress that is the foundation of our community. Her experience and extensive knowledge in finance will be critical as we shape our long-term planning.”

Before joining Connecticut College, Mayfield worked at the University of Hartford. She started in 2001 as the director of financial accounting services, and in 2009 she was appointed as the director of budget and financial accounting services. Previously, Mayfield worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Hartford, focused on nonprofit and higher education industries.

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