Sherry Mondou joined the university in 1991 as a controller and was promoted to associate vice president for finance in 1999, appointed interim vice president for finance and administration in 2004, and later that year promoted to the vice president for finance and administration and has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer since 2018. Prior to Puget Sound, Ms. Mondou held financial management positions with three publicly traded companies. She began her career as an auditor and CPA with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (now KMPG).
As executive vice president and chief financial officer, Ms. Mondou provides strategic direction for the university’s financial, human, physical, and technological resources. This position provides leadership for developing and implementing plans, policies, and strategies to nurture the university’s strong financial position, inspiring physical environment, effective and efficient services, sustainable practices, sound administrative and risk management practices, and overall success in executing the mission and attaining strategic objectives. Ms. Mondou works with her six-member senior staff to support the work of the 260 staff in the division. She is a member of the president’s cabinet, the president’s LEAD administrative group, the “Tapestry of Learning” master plan implementation team, the budget task force, and other campus-based groups. Ms. Mondou works closely with the board of trustees and campus members and serves as general manager of the Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound (ASUPS).
Ms. Mondou earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Washington in 1981, majoring in business administration with an accounting concentration. She has pursued numerous continuing professional education opportunities, including participation in the Harvard Institute for Management and Leadership in Education in 2004. She is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, Western Association of College and University Business Officers, Pacific Consortium of West Coast Small College Business Officers, and American Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Ms. Mondou served for nine years on the board of trustees of Charles Wright Academy and currently serves as an advisory member of The Common Application, Inc.'s Finance Committee and Audit Committee and the Independent Colleges of Washington Finance Audit Committee.