About Willamette University

Monica Rimai
  • Monica Rimai
  • Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration; Treasurer, Board of Trustees
  • 503-370-6728

Monica Rimai

Oversees Accounting, endowment management, Facilities, Human Resources, institutional budgeting, insurance programs, Payroll, Perkins Loans and Student Accounts.

As Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, Monica Rimai oversees the university’s daily operations and fiscal management. 

Rimai has extensive leadership experience in executive financial and operating officer positions at several universities, most recently as Vice President for Finance and Administration at Portland State University. She has served as Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer for the State University of New York as well as Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance — and briefly Acting President — at the University of Cincinnati.

After earning with distinction a bachelor’s in history and J.D. at the University of Michigan, Rimai began her career as an attorney in private practice. She became Assistant U.S. Attorney in Wisconsin before accepting a position as campus counsel and then Interim Vice President for Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. An active outdoorswoman and mountaineer, she is a trustee of the National Outdoor Leadership School.