Amherst College Names Michael Thomas Its New Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
(AMHERST, Mass., February 1, 2023) — Amherst College today named Michael Thomas its new Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO). On the finance side, he will be responsible for all finance functions of the College, including budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, long-range financial planning, and asset, liability, and risk management. On the administrative side, Thomas will oversee facilities, health and safety, and business services (dining and auxiliary), among key operating functions.
He joins Amherst from Middlebury, where he was Vice President for Administration and Chief Risk Officer for the past two years and Vice President for Finance and Assistant Treasurer for the previous four and a half years. Thomas will report to and serve as a strategic partner to President Michael A. Elliott. His appointment is effective March 27, 2023, and he succeeds former Amherst CFAO Kevin Weinman, who became the president of Marist College in fall 2021.