Madonna Hires Vice President for Finance and Business Operations

Angela Rudolph

LIVONIA, MICH. – Angela Rudolph, a Livonia resident, has been hired as vice president for finance and business operations at Madonna University, effective February 20, 2024. She takes over for Matthew Beattie who served as interim vice president since September 5, 2023. Beattie has returned to his role as controller for the University.

The primary responsibility of the vice president for finance and operations is to provide leadership and oversight for the development and implementation of University policies regarding administrative and financial matters to include accounting/budgeting, endowment management, debt management, auxiliary enterprises, human resources management, facilities management, and purchasing.

“I am pleased that Angela has joined the leadership team at Madonna,” said Madonna University President Chris Dougherty, Ph.D. “She brings expertise in business leadership, finance, and accounting from across a range of educational environments and systems. In her conversations on campus, she shared her interest in improving business processes and services in addition to continuing the sound fiscal management practices that have characterized Madonna University’s work. As a member of the Livonia community, she also expressed her enthusiasm for the region as a great place to live, learn, and work.”

Dougherty expressed his gratitude to the Search Committee Chair Dr. Deborah Dunn and the entire Search Committee for their diligent and excellent work in bringing Rudolph to Madonna.

Dunn, too, was pleased with the outcome of the search, “I am so grateful to the members of the search committee for the time and thoughtfulness they gave to completing a successful search process to hire Angela Rudolph. She is mission-driven and I look forward to working with her to move Madonna forward,” said Dunn, who also serves as provost, vice president for academic administration, and interim dean of nursing.

A member of the leadership team, Rudolph will work closely with internal and external constituencies to enhance Madonna’s finance and business processes. The following operational divisions will report to her:  Business Office, Human Resources, Facilities Management, and Student Financial Services.

Rudolph brings to Madonna more than 20 years of experience in finance and business operations, much of which was in education. Most recently, she served as director of finance for Charter Schools Management Company, where she managed the finances for three charter schools and the management company. During her career she has served as director of finance and operations in the Romulus, Clintondale, and Inkster Public Schools. Rudolph also has managed financial responsibilities and reporting in the Southfield, Dearborn Heights, and Oak Park school districts.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and management from Albion College and a master’s in management from Walsh College. She has one daughter, Kourtney, and in her spare time Rudolph likes to watch murder mysteries and decorate.

About Madonna:  Liberal arts education, career preparation, and service learning have been the hallmarks of a Madonna University education for over 85 years. In addition to the beautiful main campus, conveniently located at I-96 and Levan Road in Livonia, Madonna offers academic programs in Gaylord, Macomb, and online in Haiti and the United Arab Emirates. Michigan’s most affordable, independent, Catholic, liberal arts university, Madonna offers some 95 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Development, and Nursing and Health, as well as the School of Business.