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Rivier University welcomes new Vice President for Finance and Administration

Vice President for Finance and Administration Steven Perrotta will serve as chief financial officer for Rivier.

Rivier University has appointed Steven Perrotta as Vice President for Finance and Administration. With 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, and higher education business administration, Perrotta serves as the University’s chief financial officer and a member of the President’s Cabinet. He provides executive leadership of the University’s finance and operations departments with oversight of Student Financial Services, the Finance Office, Human Resources, Facilities Management, and auxiliary services.

“Steven’s experience in higher education financial modeling and planning, student financial services, and university operations will benefit Rivier tremendously,” says Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier’s President. “He will play a key role in implementing critical initiatives and developing partnerships as we fulfill Vision 2020 and embark on the next phase of our strategic plan.”

Over the course of his career, Perrotta has held accounting positions in the Greater Boston area and several leadership roles in the University System of New Hampshire. Most recently, he served as Assistant Vice President for Finance at Granite State College, where he was honored with the Bradford K. Perry Award for outstanding service to the University System of New Hampshire. He also is a past member of the Hooksett, New Hampshire Budget Committee.

“Rivier has rich tradition steeped in innovation and excellence, which continues in the achievements of Vision 2020,” says Perrotta. “I’m honored to join the Rivier community and look forward to advancing strategic initiatives in support of its growth and success.”

Perrotta holds an MBA from the University of New Hampshire. He successfully completed the Administrative Management Institute program at Cornell University and is a graduate of the 2020 Leadership Greater Manchester program.