Sarah Chinniah appointed as vice chancellor for operations and strategic initiatives

Sarah Chinniah

Sarah Chinniah

Today, Ryan Rapp, Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations, announced that Sarah Chinniah has been appointed MU’s Vice Chancellor for Business Operations and Strategic Initiatives effective May 16.

Currently, Chinniah is the vice president of administration and finance and chief financial officer at Northern Illinois University. She also has worked at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.

At MU, Chinniah will oversee Campus Dining Services, Gustin Golf Course, KOMU-TV, Missouri Student Unions, Parking and Transportation Services, Print and Mail Services, Show-Me State Games, University Concert Series and University Stores. Additionally, she will provide critical leadership support to key revenue strategies related to Mizzou Forward and cross-cutting strategic initiatives in Finance, HR, IT and Operations.

At NIU, she developed an inclusive and transparent, multi-year financial planning process that aligned resources to the university’s mission and strategic priorities.

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