Keri brings more than 20 years of experience in financial management at both large and small organizations, including six years at Procter & Gamble and eight years in higher education administration at Chatfield College and most recently at UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science.
“Maria has a wealth of business and budgeting experience including at UC, which enables us to manage our financial resources to provide personal attention to our students at an affordable price. We welcome her to our leadership team,” said UC Clermont Dean Greg Sojka.
In her new position as director of business affairs, Keri’s responsibilities will also entail contracted services, security and she will have a major role in supporting UC East.
“I’m very excited to be coming to UC Clermont. I am looking forward to the challenge, but also the change to a vibrant, student-centric environment,” said Keri, a 22-year Clermont County resident.
Keri, a Cleveland native, earned her bachelor of business administration in finance and marketing from UC. She is currently pursuing an MBA. She is married to Tony Keri who she met at UC. They have five children – Tony Jr., 25, a UC CEAS graduate, Elizabeth, 23, a Wittenberg University graduate, currently a UC graduate student, Will, 20, a junior in Lindner College of Business, Nick, 16, a junior at McNicholas High School and Jack, 13, a seventh grader at St. Andrew in Milford.
Keri enjoys flower and vegetable gardening, travel, singing/playing guitar, reading and writing. She also volunteers as a member of the St. Andrew Finance Council.
UC Clermont College is located in the center of Clermont County on 91 beautiful wooded acres in Batavia Township. The college is an accredited, open-access college offering more than 50 programs and degrees. UC East, a Clermont County expansion in the former Ford plant in Batavia Township, opened in the fall of 2010. It is home to UC Clermont’s Allied Health programs. The college is part of the nationally recognized University of Cincinnati.
For more information, call (513) 732-5200 or visit www.ucclermont.edu.