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VPFP open forum: Michelle Gates
The search for Illinois State University’s vice president for the Division of Finance and Planning has been narrowed to three candidates. The public and campus community are invited to open forums with the candidates.
This open forum is with Michelle Gates. Gates recently served as the chief financial officer and vice president for business affairs for Columbia College in Chicago. She was responsible for strategic oversight of finance, administration, and operations working with finance, budget and planning,student financial services, information technology, human resources, facilities, capital projects, space and campus planning, real estate, and procurement. Prior to her work at Columbia College, Gates held the role of senior associate vice president for financial affairs at Emerson College in Boston. She also held positions as the director of budget and planning for New York University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and director of university budget operations at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. She also worked in the state of Oregon, as the finance director for the city of Roseburg, and in the College of Arts & Sciences, university budget office and School of Law at the University of Oregon. Gates earned an MBA from Arizona State University.