Richard Madonna joined Connecticut College in April of 2016 as vice president for finance and administration. Madonna is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of the division of finance and administration. This includes supervising the offices of budgeting and financial planning, accounting, capital projects, facilities management, dining services, events and catering, and auxiliary operations as well as overseeing the College’s 750 acres and 105 buildings.
Madonna has 20 years of experience in finance and operations both in higher education and in the private sector, most recently as vice president of finance and operations at Union Theological Seminary. Madonna also spent a decade at Yale University, in a series of increasingly responsible positions in audit and finance. Madonna is a certified public accountant with a bachelor of science degree from Quinnipiac University.
During his time at Yale, Madonna was a co-founder of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI). Since the launch of YEI in 2006, the program has grown and expanded to be included in the new TSAI Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale.