NipU announces new vice-president, finance and administrationSaturday, September 22, 2012 by: Kate AdamsNipissing University
Nipissing is pleased to welcome Richard Onley to the university as vice-president, finance and administration. His five-year term began on September 12, 2012.
Onley was appointed to the position by the search committee for the vice-president, finance and administration following a three month search.
He brings over 25 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant working successfully in private practice with a diverse group of public and private corporations and many not-for-profit organizations. Onley began his career at the international firm of Deloitte Chartered Accountants and subsequently worked as the director of financial planning, reporting and administration for Scottâ€™s Food Service before starting his own regional practice. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Trent University and a Chartered Accountancy designation from the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants.
As a member of Nipissing Universityâ€™s Board of Governors since 2011, Onley also brings familiarity with the opportunities and challenges specific to Nipissing and the university sector.
â€śIt gives me great pleasure to welcome Richard to Nipissing. He brings a wealth of financial management and government relations expertise to our team and is very familiar with the economic context and fabric of Northeastern Ontario,â€ť said Vicky Paine-Mantha, Nipissingâ€™s interim president and vice-chancellor. â€śHis sound financial acumen and his understanding of the importance of collaborative partnerships will help Nipissing succeed.â€ť
â€śIâ€™m very excited to be coming to Nipissing as part of the executive team to help guide this university as it continues to evolve,â€ť said Onley. â€śThere is a terrific culture of learning that exists here, where engaging students and enriching their post-secondary experience are the top priorities. Nipissing has the potential to accomplish a great deal in the coming years and I look forward to helping it reach its goals.