New vice president for finance and administration named

Author: Carroll University

Published Date: 6/4/2018

Categories: Faculty and Staff University News


Dana Stuart
After an extensive national search process, Carroll University has named Dana Stuart as its new vice president for finance and administration. She will begin her role in late June 2018. Stuart joins the university with more than three decades of experience in higher education finance and administration.

“Dana is an accomplished higher education finance and operations executive and her extensive background and expertise are an excellent match for this position,” said Dr. Cindy Gnadinger, president of Carroll University. “We’re looking forward to the leadership and insight she will bring to this role, particularly as we embark upon a new strategic plan and vision for Carroll.”

Stuart most recently served as the vice president for finance and treasurer at Anderson University in Anderson, Ind., where she was a member of the president’s cabinet with responsibilities for the areas of finance, facilities, business office, business and auxiliary services, student financial services, human resources, police and security. She held that role since 2012. In addition to leading a professional team responsible for performing all financial and operational functions of the university, Stuart’s accomplishments included chairing the master planning strategy team for institutional master planning engagement.

“My husband and I are excited about joining the Carroll community and making the move to Wisconsin,” said Stuart. “I am honored to join President Gnadinger and Carroll’s leadership team and I look forward to supporting and advancing the mission of the university and the success of our students.”

Stuart held a variety of roles at Anderson University since 1986, steadily building in scope and responsibility. Those included serving as controller and treasurer, assistant controller and treasurer, director of receivables and investment accounting, and accounts receivable manager.

Stuart received both her master of business administration and bachelor of arts degrees from Anderson University. Stuart is a native Michigander who has spent the majority of her adult life in Indiana. She and her husband have two grown children.