Diane Vermaaten joins the School of Business with more than 20 years of financial and operations management experience including a keen understanding of higher education tuition funding policies and budgeting practices. She has spent the last five and half years as an Associate for Finance Policy at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), where she most recently led the team that evaluated the six-year plans of all public higher education institutions in the Commonwealth. She was also part of the restructuring workgroup that evaluated institutional performance for the Commonwealth.
In addition to her impressive work experience, Vermaaten has a strong academic background that includes an MBA and a PhD in public policy & administration—higher education policy. She will be overseeing finance and operations for the School of Business.