Monmouth College names VP for Finance and Business

Higher education veteran Melony Sacopulos has been named Monmouth College Vice President for Finance and Business. Sacopulos – who has more than 25 years of experience in higher education administration, finance and law at Indiana State University – will assume her duties Dec. 1. In a statement, Monmouth President Clarence Wyatt said: “Just as impressive is her commitment to higher education and her clear enthusiasm for this opportunity.” Her “intellect, character and energy will be great assets as together we continue to strengthen the College’s ability to serve its mission for the long run.” Sacopulos said she was attracted to Monmouth because “it is a college that clearly knows who it is and where it is going.” In addition to continuing to evolve and innovate existing academic programs, Monmouth has started new programs in data science, engineering, and neuroscience, and established a bachelor of science degree, all of which are pending Higher Learning Commission approval. Sacopulos will succeed Richard Marshall, who has been the College’s chief financial officer for more than six years and will retire Dec. 31. She earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University, a law degree from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law and a master of laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. In addition to her administrative duties at Indiana State, Sacopulos has also taught classes in accounting and law.