TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s new president, Robert A. Coons, has announced two senior leadership positions to complete his cabinet.
Matthew D. Davis has been promoted to vice president for finance and Megan C. Elliott to vice president for human and environmental services. Coons had responsibility for those areas in his prior position as senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Rose-Hulman.
As the new vice president for finance, Davis is leading groups responsible for finance, administrative services, risk management and facilities operations. He has been with the institute since March of 2010, when he became controller. He served as interim vice president for finance from 2012 until 2013 and associate vice president for finance from 2013 to 2018.
Davis began his career by managing a small independent bookstore, then held financial management positions in the homeowner’s association management industry and, later, at a small oil refinery in Texas—gaining significant experience in financial management, financial planning and analysis, and board/investor relations. A certified public accountant, he has a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Elliott, who joined the institute in July of 2018 as senior director of human resources, will now be overseeing not only human resources but also Rose-Hulman’s public safety and environmental health/safety and custodial services operations, along with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Office of Professional and Organizational Development.
A former senior director of human resources for the institute, Elliott had been the human resources generalist and clinical operations manager for Purdue University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in West Lafayette, Ind. She also worked in human resources at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Fort Collins, Colo., and University of Florida’s Small Animal Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.
Elliott earned a master’s degree in business administration, specializing in human resources, from University of Phoenix, and is enrolled in Concordia University of Chicago’s online doctoral program in educational leadership in higher education. Her undergraduate studies were in biology and environmental science.