Leadership in Abundance: Chief Business Officer Costedio

Email 4/12/2017

TO: Employee-News

FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury

DATE: April 12, 2017

SUBJECT: Leadership in Abundance: Chief Business Officer Costedio




I’m writing today to announce the appointment of Holli Costedio to the position of Chief Business Officer effective May 1. Holli has been an instrumental partner to three CFO’s at Unity and has carried the water for us through multiple transitions. She has also served as the Interim CBO since late last year.

As Chief Business Officer, Holli Costedio will be first among equals for the budgeting process, return on investment modeling, financial management, financial planning and reporting, auxiliary services, and institutional risk management.

Before coming to Unity College, Ms. Costedio was Finance Manager at Husson University. Before that she was Accounting and Business Manager and Accountant at New England School of Communications. Holli arrived at Unity College in September of 2014 as the Senior Accountant and was promoted to Business Manager and Interim Chief Business Officer in October of 2016.

It is no accident that Unity College has had success in recent years with hiring from within. Our Leadership in Abundance philosophy is designed to provide growth opportunities that support current employees as they develop into the leaders we need. As Unity College continues to emerge as a business leader in higher education, other schools’ models and approaches don’t always work here anymore; if we are to continue to be the envy of other small private institutions, we must also continue to provide the support to train the next generation of higher education leadership.

Please join me in congratulating Holli Costedio and welcoming her into her new role in the Unity College community of sustainability educators!

In Unity,

Dr. Melik Peter Khoury
Unity College
Office: 207-509-7144

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