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Kirsten DaSilva Named Vice President of Administration and Finance for Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 4, 2016

MAHWAH, N.J. — Kirsten DaSilva has assumed the role of Vice President for Administration and Finance for Ramapo College of New Jersey, effective January 1.

As a key member of the senior leadership team, her responsibilities will include oversight of the operating and capital budgets, financial planning, accounting and business operations, payroll, procurement and contracting, facilities operations and management, capital planning and construction, human resources, and mail and central receiving operations.

“I look forward to Kirsten’s contributions as Ramapo College’s new CFO. Her professional background as a CPA in the private and public sector as well as her experience in philanthropic management will serve the College very well. Further, Kirsten is well-respected by her colleagues. During her time with Ramapo, she has spearheaded creative initiatives, facilitated a collaborative environment, and demonstrated her commitment to the mission and vision of the College through her thoughtful counsel and insightful decision making,” said Peter P. Mercer, President of Ramapo College.

Ms. DaSilva joined Ramapo in 2012 as Comptroller in Institutional Advancement, and served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Ramapo College Foundation. During her tenure at Ramapo, she has served as a member of the Position Review Committee, Administrative Program Review Committee, and President’s Committee on Campus Sustainability. Prior to joining Ramapo, Ms. DaSilva served as Controller with Community Education Centers and spent much of her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

She is a certified public accountant in New Jersey, member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is a graduate of Montclair State University. Ms. DaSilva lives in Oakland, N.J., with her husband Dan and their two sons.

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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