Leadership

Richard G. Mills

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

The Executive Vice President (EVP) for Finance and Administration is the Dartmouth College chief administrative, business and operating officer and oversees all aspects of the University's financial, administrative, human resources, campus services, investment, and information technology functions.

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 Rick Mills joined as the EVP of Dartmouth College in 2013 after previously  serving as executive dean for administration at Harvard Medical School. Mills brought more than two decades of experience in higher education, institutional finance and internal audit, human resources, facilities and operations, and business litigation to the institution's third-highest-ranked administrative position.

At Harvard, Mills simultaneously served on a number of boards, including the committee on risk management, the boards of Harvard University Library and Harvard Clinical Research Institute, and the underwriting subcommittee of the board for CRICO, the University's captive malpractice insurance company, which insures most Harvard-affiliated practicing physicians. At the direction of Harvard President Drew Faust, Mills also served on committees related to a number of university planning initiatives in areas including energy, global strategy, and enterprise risk management.

Before joining Harvard Medical School in 2005, Mills worked as a litigation attorney, a principal in strategic consulting, and senior staff counsel for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. He received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Hamilton College and a law degree from Boston University.

Rick and Gretchen live in a small town in Vermont and have two grown daughters.

R. Scott Frew

Interim Vice President for Finance and Treasury

The Vice President for Finance leads Dartmouth’s financial activities while collaborating closely with academic and administrative leaders on financial planning and policy matters.

Headshot of Scott FrewScott has been at Dartmouth College for over 15 years and currently oversees treasury, financial planning and budget, procurement, and the office of endowment administration.  His key areas of responsibility include oversight of the debt portfolio and the internal capital lending program; operating cash management; oversight of liquidity and working capital; financial planning for operations and capital projects; and the forecasting of endowment distribution.  

Before coming to Dartmouth, Scott worked at Fidelity Investments in its Financial Leadership Program, consisting of 6-month assignments throughout Fidelity's different business units.  Scott received his MBA, with a concentration in finance, from Babson College and his undergraduate business degree from the University of Calgary.

Dianne Ingalls '84 T'88

Interim Vice President for Finance and Controller

The Vice President for Finance leads Dartmouth’s financial activities while collaborating closely with academic and administrative leaders on financial planning and policy matters.

Headshot of Dianne IngallsDianne joined Dartmouth as Director of Financial Reporting in October 2004, becoming Associate Controller in 2012 and Assistant Vice President & Controller in July 2020.  In her current role, she oversees all aspects of financial reporting, tax, payroll, campus billing, finance operations & systems, and project management. 

Prior to Dartmouth, Dianne held controller and chief financial officer roles in manufacturing, technology, and service organizations.  She started her career in the Advanced Development Program at Coopers & Lybrand in Boston and is a licensed CPA.  Dianne received her AB from Dartmouth in 1984 and MBA from Tuck in 1988.

Scot Bemis

Chief Human Resources Officer

The Chief Human Resources Officer leads the College’s Office of Human Resources, which provides services in the areas of benefits and compensation, employee relations, recruitment, and training and career development for Dartmouth’s employees.

Headshot of Scot BemisScot R. Bemis, Chief Human Resources Officer, joined Dartmouth in 2015 and reports to Rick Mills.

A human resources professional with more than 20 years of experience, Bemis has expertise in fiscal planning, managing multi-million-dollar operating budgets, and developing and managing high-performing teams.

Prior to joining Dartmouth in 2015, Bemis was the Vice President for Human Resources at Brandeis University since 2007. Among other accomplishments, he collaborated with chief human resource officers from the 15 leading colleges and universities in the Boston area in a multi-year, ongoing wellness project that was expected to reduce the rate of increase in health care premiums.

Prior to his work at Brandeis, Bemis held three senior human resource positions with the U.S. Army. He was a director of the National Guard Human Resource operations in Washington, D.C.; Director of the Leadership Center in Tikrit, Iraq; and Senior Director of Human Resources in Baghdad, Iraq.

During his time in Baghdad, Bemis oversaw human resources for a 4,000-soldier task force under wartime conditions and was recognized for improving personnel retention rates by 64 percent. He was also recognized for his ability to perform under extreme duress while conducting all human resources operations and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious performance.

From 1999 through 2002, Bemis was an associate professor of studies in leadership and management at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

He received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Norwich University and a master’s in business administration from Yale University.

Joshua Keniston

Vice President of Campus Services and Institutional Projects

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Josh Keniston, as Vice President of Campus Services and Institutional Projects, implements the strategic vision and oversees operations of the College’s Campus Services division, which includes the offices of Planning, Design and Construction; Environmental Health and Safety; Real Estate Office; the division’s operations and legal functions; and Business and Hospitality, which includes Dartmouth Dining, the Dartmouth Skiway, the Hanover Inn, Transportation and Parking, Campus Mail, and the Print, Mail, and Delivery Services.

Josh also oversees strategic initiatives and large-scale administrative projects. Josh leads projects that span multiple divisions and departments, including critical infrastructure projects such as the Dartmouth Green Energy Project, a $200-million initiative to build a biomass heating facility and hot water transmission system that would replace the existing central heating system and mark a major step toward achieving the institution’s sustainability goals. Other projects include plans for new graduate student housing and examining future plans for the golf course.

Josh joined Dartmouth in 2018. Prior to joining Dartmouth, Josh worked as a strategy and operations consultant at Huron Consulting Group serving the higher education and academic medical center industries. He also worked with Eduventures as a Consultant and Productor Director, Emerson College’s Annual Fund as a Fundraiser, and New England Board of Higher Education as a Research and Policy Fellow.

He received his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College and a master’s in Higher Education from Harvard University.

Frank A. Roberts

Associate Vice-President, Facilities Operations and Management

Headshot of Frank RobertsFrank Roberts provides strategic leadership and oversight for Dartmouth’s central facilities, including Maintenance Services, Custodial Services (in all buildings except residence halls), Grounds Services, Engineering & Utilities, Capital Renewal Program, and dedicated teams for the science facilities and Residential Life. 

 

 

 

 

David F. Foster

Interim Director, Risk and Internal Controls Services

Keiselim Alfredo Montás

Director for Safety & Security

Headshot of Keiselim MontásKeiselim “Keysi” Montás is the Director for Safety & Security. He joined Dartmouth in 2007 as the Associate Director for Safety & Security. In 2017, he was appointed Interim Director and assumed the role of Director for Safety & Security in the fall of 2020.

Prior to Dartmouth, Keysi was the Senior Training Manager for the Department of Public Safety at New York University.  He also has served as a Senior Field Officer/Investigator for the Vera Institute of Justice and was a Police Officer at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Keysi also serves as Editor for the Élitro Editorial del Proyecto Zompopos since 2007; he is also an award-winning author. Staff Snapshot

Keysi received his undergraduate degree from Queens College and a master’s from the University of Cincinnati.

 
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