UB Names Maribeth Amyot as New Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration and Finance
February 1, 2018
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
Maribeth "Beth" Amyot has been named chief financial officer and vice president for administration and finance at the University of Baltimore. Amyot began in her new position on Jan. 17.
In her role at UB, Amyot is responsible for all fiscal matters at the University and several administrative areas, including financial planning, capital and operating budgets, business operations, purchasing administrative services, facilities management, information technology, human resources, and campus safety. Amyot reports directly to UB President Kurt L. Schmoke.
"Beth brings to the University of Baltimore an impressive range of professional experiences that will serve us well as we respond to shifting expectations in higher education," President Schmoke said. "She recognizes the many opportunities that we have before us, and will help to ensure that our students receive the full benefits of their investment in a UB degree."
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to be part of the outstanding community at UB, with its serious-minded focus on teaching, learning, and community engagement," Amyot said. "The University's rich history and the achievements of its students and faculty are undeniable, having a notable impact on the Baltimore region and beyond and making it a better place to work and live."
Amyot has more than 25 years' experience in her field, including 20 years in the role of CFO. Most recently she served as executive vice president at Xavier University, where she led cross-divisional strategy development and execution for enhanced revenue growth and integrated strategic planning. She oversaw that institution’s financial strategy and execution, investments and debt, budgeting and financial affairs, facilities and construction, risk and safety management, auxiliary enterprises and administrative services.
Amyot also was recognized for securing and managing Xavier's first credit rating, successfully accessing the municipal bond markets during the global economic crisis, and overseeing modernization and expansion the physical campus by more than 25 percent to support quality and growth. She also sponsored a new approach to enrollment management, student recruitment, marketing, and selected programs that improved student success and increased annual revenues by 7 percent.
Prior to Xavier, Amyot served in senior financial and administrative positions for Western Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut, and West Virginia University. While at UConn, she was called on to assist with major initiatives that extended beyond the traditional financial and administrative role, including overseeing their fundraising efforts for their $300 million campaign and serving on the team that advocated for legislative support of $1 billion in funding for campus renewal and development over 10 years. She also held various positions at college and university accrediting bodies in the Midwest and New England.
Her education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering and an M.B.A., both from West Virginia University.
Amyot's career accolades include the 2010 CFO of the Year Award from the Greater Cincinnati region in the large, not-for-profit category. She serves on the Finance Committee for the Greater Cincinnati Urban League, was a charter member of the Cincinnati Women's Executive Forum, and was a member of the Cincinnati Chapter of Financial Executives International. Amyot is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers and spoke at their national meeting in the summer of 2017 on the cost-of-education model. She also is an alumna of Leadership Cincinnati, the Fine Arts Fund steering committee, and the Artswave board of trustees. She has also been recognized with the annual award from students for advancing their interests.
In announcing Amyot's appointment to the UB community, President Schmoke thanked the search committee, chaired by Murray Dalziel, dean of the Merrick School of Business. He also shared his appreciation for Barbara Aughenbaugh, who served as interim vice president for administration and finance during the search period.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.