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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology: President Announces Two New Vice Presidents (Terre Haute)

2019-01-30T09:39:40+00:00January 30th, 2019|

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s new president, Robert A. Coons, has announced two senior leadership positions to complete his cabinet.

Matthew D. Davis has been promoted to vice president for finance and Megan C. Elliott to vice president for human and environmental services.  Coons had responsibility for those areas in his prior position as senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Rose-Hulman.

As the new vice president for finance, Davis is leading groups responsible for finance, administrative services, risk management and facilities operations. He has been with the institute since March of 2010, when he became controller. He served as interim vice president for finance from 2012 until 2013 and associate vice president for finance from 2013 to 2018.

Davis began his career by managing a small independent bookstore, then held financial management positions in the homeowner’s association management industry and, later, at a small oil refinery in Texas—gaining significant experience in financial management, financial planning and analysis, and board/investor relations.  A certified public accountant, he has a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Elliott, who joined the institute in July of 2018 as senior director of human resources, will now be overseeing not only human resources but also Rose-Hulman’s public safety and environmental health/safety and custodial services operations, along with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Office of Professional and Organizational Development.

A former senior director of human resources for the institute, Elliott had been the human resources generalist and clinical operations manager for Purdue University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in West Lafayette, Ind. She also worked in human resources at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Fort Collins, Colo., and University of Florida’s Small Animal Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.

Elliott earned a master’s degree in business administration, specializing in human resources, from University of Phoenix, and is enrolled in Concordia University of Chicago’s online doctoral program in educational leadership in higher education. Her undergraduate studies were in biology and environmental science.

About Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is dedicated to preparing its students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering and mathematics education in an environment infused with innovation, intellectual rigor and individualized attention. The institute is consistently recognized nationally as an elite STEM school for distinctions that include faculty excellence, return on investment, value added and career services. Career placement is near 100 percent year after year. Six of the college’s professors are listed in the Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors book. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, Rose-Hulman has an enrollment of approximately 2,100 undergraduate students and nearly 100 graduate students. Learn more at www.rose-hulman.edu.