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August 18, 2021–CFO transition

Posted August 18, 2021, 4:12 PM

Updated September 10, 2021, 9:30 AM

Dear Colleagues,

I regret to announce that Ed Prohaska, CCA’s Chief Financial Officer, has informed me of his intent to leave CCA in early 2022 to pursue other career opportunities. To ensure a smooth transition, Ed will continue to serve in his current role as we undertake a search for CCA’s next CFO. Suzanne Greva has been promoted to Controller and Associate Vice President of Finance and Accounting, providing additional continuity in the Business Services Office.

Since joining CCA in April of 2020, Ed has successfully led the college through two budget cycles in the midst of the pandemic, overseen a clean financial audit, and restructured the Business Services Office to gain efficiency and more effectively serve the CCA community. He refinanced CCA’s debt to take advantage of favorable interest rates, resulting in significant, ongoing savings for the college, and the college has benefited greatly from Ed’s expertise and professionalism. I will miss his strategic partnership and keen counsel.

As CCA readies for a return to robust campus life and an exciting and much anticipated phase of campus unification and the capital campaign, I believe the coming year will be an opportune time for a new CFO to build on the stable foundation now in place.

A search for CCA’s next CFO will begin immediately. We have engaged Carlson Beck, an executive search firm with particular expertise in the nonprofit sector, as our partners in this search. The search committee will be chaired by Vice President of Enrollment Management and Auxiliary Services Scott Cline, and includes Senior Vice President of Advancement Susan Avila, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations Mara Hancock, Senior Advisor to the President David Meckel, and Associate Vice President for Academic Operations Ayana Richardson.

Please join me in thanking Ed for the good work he has done—and will continue to do through this transition period—for CCA.