Mindy G. Schuster

Mindy G. Schuster

Executive Director, Finance and Administration

Biography

Mindy Schuster was appointed Executive Director, Finance and Administration in May 2019. Prior to joining the Miami Herbert Business School, Mrs. Schuster has served in senior administrative roles as at Vanderbilt University, Howard, Trinity Washington University and most recently as the Senior Assistant Dean for Budget, Finance and Administration at the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington DC. Her professional experience in higher education has focused on administrative operations in the school setting with a portfolio including facilities, budgetary and financial management, human resources, information technology, grants management, online partnership programs and strategic initiatives.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Finance – Through Sr. Budget Managers, responsible for budget planning and administration of the School unrestricted, restricted, and revenue generating resources.  Directs financial activities and fiscal management as a part of and in conjunction with the School’s executive leadership team.  Interfaces with affiliated units to support business operations.  Coordinates School financial functions with the Provost Office, Office of Financial Planning and Analysis, Controller’s Office, Procurement, and Human Resources offices.

Staff - Directs human resources activities, including staffing structure, staff recruitment and hiring, counseling, and performance enhancement. Implements University policies and supports University mission. Serves as liaison to the University’s Human Resources and General Counsel's offices. Serves primary staff leadership role for the Miami Herbert Business School.

Operations -  Interfaces with all department chairpersons, vice deans, and the dean on operational matters pertaining to strategic planning, infrastructure, marketing/communications, and special projects on facilities and space planning and computing and information technology needs.

Information Technology - Through the Executive Director for Information Technology, supervises and supports activities of the School’s Information Technology office regarding the implementation of information technology for faculty and administrative areas. Coordinates strategic information technology directives and coordinates with the University’s Office of Information Technology.

Centralized Management Functions — Supports and facilitates diverse School departments, offices, and affiliated staff. Assists faculty department chairs and program directors in managerial oversight and departmental planning. Central point of contact and resource for operating and administrative needs of the School.

Facilities Operations and Event Management — Through the Executive Director for Facilities Operations and Event Management, supervises and oversees MBS’s facilities utilization and renovations and event management/planning team. Coordinates and liaisons with campus building services, facilities management, architects office and School departments and faculty to assure facility needs are met in an effective and efficient manner.  Support world-class events management/planning to assure high-level, executive, c-suite level events are coordinated and conducted throughout the School.

Direct Reports:
Blanca Ripoll, Executive Director – Facilities Operations and Events Management
David Chun, Executive Director – MBS Information Technology
Christine, Cabassi – Sr. Budget Manager
Alvaro Tijerno – Sr. Budget Manager
Marilyn Morejon – Sr. Administrative Coordinator

Liaison Relationships:

Office of Financial Planning and Analysis
Office of the Provost
Human Resources
Procurement
General Counsel
Academic Technologies
Office of Information Technologies

Degrees

  • M.T.S., Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., Wells College
Mindy G. Schuster

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