As vice president of Administration and Finance, Michele Gibson oversees Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, the Bookstore and Mail Room, and she shares supervisory responsibilities for Dining Services.
She began her job at Union in January 2019, and she brings more than 30 years of professional experience to the position, with more than half of those in leadership roles in higher education.
She served for 12 years as the senior associate dean of administration and finance at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, overseeing a staff of 145. She led the administrative team of a $50 million project to renovate and build new performing arts space and was project manager on several major capital projects. She was actively engaged in the City of Rochester’s cultural district, and treasurer and executive committee board member for the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation.
Before joining the University of Rochester, Gibson spent four years as a director and senior finance officer in the finance and administration organization at Cornell University, where she designed a five-year financial strategic plan.
She has also held positions with several financial services firms.