This award is supported in part by a generous sponsorship from Huron Consulting.
Nichol Luoma, Arizona State University
Nichol Luoma, vice president of university business services at Arizona State University, received the 2022 Rising Star Award. Luoma has led the progress of her university’s sustainability operations and practices, including reaching its goal of carbon neutrality in its scope I and II greenhouse emissions. She has also overseen initiatives including an employee health office, the improvement of the materials management operation to ensure more efficient deliveries across four campuses, and a critical resources management process during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Irene Crasto-Bolin, New York Medical College
Irene Crasto-Bolin, controller at New York Medical College, received the 2022 Rising Star Award. She is the youngest controller in her institution’s history and is credited as a key finance leader for the school’s $120 million operating budget.
Lisa A. Frace - Arizona State University
Lisa A. Frace, the associate vice president for planning and budget and chief budgeting officer at Arizona State University, has led her office for 12 years and has been a key leader on major strategic projects including the acquisition of the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Sara F. Thorndike - University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Sara F. Thorndike, associate vice chancellor for finance and controller at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, joined the institution in 2014 and has already redesigned the annual budget process and established a financial analytics department, among other initiatives.
Jeffrey M. Ratje - University of Arizona
Jennifer Chambers - Portland State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Melody S. Bianchetto - The University of Virginia
Jean Vock - University of Arizona, Eller College of Management
Danillo Castillo - Florida International University
Tom Richards - University of Missouri System
MaryKaye Bailey - College of Southern Nevada
Lynn Rehn - University of Maryland, Balitmore County
Mark McGurk - University of Arizona
Russ Hannah - Arkansas State University
James Matteo - University of Virginia