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Maria Cammarata

Vice President, Optimization and Strategic Initiatives


Prior to the merger with Northeastern, Maria Cammarata served as vice president for finance and administration/treasurer at Mills College, leading collaborative strategic efforts and overseeing key operating functions including finance, information technology, risk management, and human resources. Cammarata was responsible for the planning and implementation of Mills College’s annual operating budget, and she played a pivotal role in campus planning and capital financing.

Prior to working at Mills College, Cammarata served as vice president for finance and administration/treasurer for the College of Saint Elizabeth 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, 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, 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.

Cammarata is affiliated with a number of professional associations and organizations including the National Association of College and University Business Officers, College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, and University Risk Management and Insurance Association.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Brooklyn College and her Master of Science in management with a specialization in organizational change management from the College of Saint Elizabeth.

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