College for Creative Studies Selects New Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

May 26, 2022

Headshot, Kerry Mckay

Kerri McKay to take on the redefined role, succeeding Anne Beck, who has retired from the college after 27 years of service.

President Don Tuski announced that Kerri McKay, director of business services at the College for Creative Studies, will be the new Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. McKay succeeds Anne Beck, former vice president of administration and finance who has retired from the college after 27 years of service. McKay was selected through a competitive process supported by Apparatus Solutions and an 8-person internal committee, which was chaired by Raquel Diroff, director of human resources, and Dr. Deirdre Young, assistant dean of institutional equity and inclusion. 

In her new role, McKay will lead the institution’s financial management, ensuring the short and long-term fiscal health of the College and overseeing the business practices of the College. In this role, she will manage the financial systems of the institution, including financial, accounting, budget management, cost modeling, regulatory and legal. 

McKay will be an integral part of the College’s Leadership Team and will work closely with the Board of Trustees, senior administration, faculty and staff to help achieve CCS’s financial goals. 

“I am looking forward to working with Kerri as we continue to strategically focus the budget on the student experience and educator support,” said CCS President Don Tuski. “Kerri’s operational insight and financial experience are invaluable.”

McKay has 20 years of experience in nonprofit accounting finance and higher education. She has served as director of CCS’s Business Services for the past 12 years, and previously was the assistant director. In those roles, she managed payroll, accounts payable and receivable, purchasing, assets, budget, accounting and finance, annual audits, as well as the CCS bookstore and imaging center. Throughout her 21-year career at CCS, McKay worked to improve existing processes to reduce cost, improve efficiency and accuracy, and develop controls that support the institution’s financial success. CCS has over $55 million in revenues and approximately 250 full-time employees.