January 30, 2023
Ursuline College appointed Cheryl Noviski as its Vice President for Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer, effective January 23, 2023. A Certified Public Accountant specializing in the non-profit sector, Noviski brings more than 30 years of finance and administration expertise to the college. In her new role she will oversee finance, human resources, payroll services, facilities, IT, security, procurement, purchasing, risk management, and planning.
Noviski started her accounting career in corporate America working for companies such as Price Waterhouse and Sherwin Williams before turning her attention to not-for-profit institutions. Over the past two decades, she has provided financial services for several educational organizations including Hershey Montessori School, Laurel School and North American Montessori Teachers’ Association. In addition, she was the founding Treasurer of the Board of Stonebrook Montessori, the first public Montessori charter school serving the families of Glenville. She later became the Controller, then Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for Notre Dame College. Most recently, Noviski served as the Chief Financial Officer for Walsh Jesuit High School.
“Cheryl Noviski is a great addition to our leadership team,” states Ursuline President Sister Christine De Vinne, PhD, OSU. “She brings a wealth of knowledge in accounting, grant administration, business operations, facilities management, and more to Ursuline as well as a deep commitment to the College’s mission.”
An alumna of Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Noviski plans to graduate this May from Ursuline with a Master of Arts in Theological and Pastoral Studies. The Mentor resident has volunteered extensively for Hospice of the Western Reserve, Rotary Club of Mentor, and Hope Ridge United Methodist Church, where she serves as a worship leader and lay speaker.
“Ursuline offers me a unique opportunity to blend my professional knowledge and skills with my personal dedication to service,” explains Noviski. “I’m looking forward to continuing Ursuline College’s legacy of women’s leadership in my work with the faculty, staff and students.”
Noviski succeeds Tim Clymer, who returned to public service with his former employer as finance director for the city of Aurora.