The Associated Colleges of the Midwest has named Carrie Conzelman as Vice President for Finance, Administration, and Planning, beginning May 18, 2020.
A graduate of ACM consortium member Cornell College as well as the Keller Graduate School of Management, Conzelman has over 30 years of experience in finance with a variety of private sector companies as well as experience in administration, IT, human resources, and strategic planning.
“I am delighted to welcome Carrie to the ACM—and to welcome her back to the consortium as an alumna of one of our member institutions,” said Sonya Malunda, President of the ACM. “With her financial management expertise and business acumen, Carrie will play an instrumental role in sustaining the consortium and creating opportunities for our liberal arts community for many years to come.”
In this role, Conzelman will be integral to the daily operation of the ACM, leading the financial planning to support the development and implementation of new programmatic initiatives including place-based learning initiatives for students and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. Conzelman will also ensure that the long-range strategic priorities of the ACM are translated into multi-year financial plans, annual operating budgets, and associated forecasts that effectively and efficiently advance the ACM’s mission.
“I’m excited to join the ACM and look forward to working with a strong team to best support our member institutions during this unprecedented time and beyond,” said Conzelman. “As a graduate of Cornell College, I understand the value and quality of a liberal arts education, which enables students to study wide-ranging topics and, I believe, gives them the flexibility to handle whatever comes their way.”
The ACM is a vital partner and catalyst for relevant programming that advances the academic and professional success of faculty, students, staff, and administrators at its 14 member campuses. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, in consultation with its members, the ACM continues to build strategic partnerships, develop new programs, and adapt existing ones in accordance with public health guidance (read more).