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Virginia Wesleyan Names New Vice President for Finance

Mary Ryberg brings 22 years of senior-level financial management experience to the University

University News | August 2, 2021

Mary Ryberg of Chicago has been named vice president for finance at Virginia Wesleyan University effective September 7, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the University.   

Ryberg brings 22 years of senior-level financial management experience in a private college setting to VWU. Previously, she served as the senior director of finance at the Illinois College of Optometry and as an accounting manager at the American Academy of Pediatrics.

"Virginia Wesleyan University will benefit tremendously from Mary's extensive experience in higher education finance and planning," said Dr. Miller. "As VWU continues its focus on affordability, access and innovation, Mary brings an innovative mindset and a history of strong focus on process improvement. She has a demonstrated record for sound financial management and implementation of best practices. I am very pleased to welcome Mary and Dave to Coastal Virginia and VWU."

Ryberg holds both the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designations. She earned a master’s degree in accounting with a graduate credential in forensics and fraud along with a master’s degree in information systems, all from Roosevelt University in Chicago. 

She is married to Dave Ryberg, and combined they have five children and four grandsons. She is an avid traveler, and says some of her most memorable adventures include the Galapagos Islands and safari in South Africa.