Holly Tharp, a former controller of Monmouth College, has been named vice president of finance and business for the college after a nationwide search. She replaces Melony Sacopulos, who was named associate vice president of capital financial management at the University of Pittsburgh in April.
Tharp earned his bachelor’s degree in business in human resources and marketing from the University of Western Illinois in 2006 and a second bachelor’s degree in accounting from the university in 2010. He earned a master’s degree in higher education administrative services from McKendree University in 2013. .
She worked for more than six years at WIU in various positions, including assistant principal, account manager and accountant. She began working at Monmouth College in 2017, working as an assistant controller for four and a half years and as a controller from September 2021.
“In both roles, and in her work since Melony’s departure to the University of Pittsburgh, Holly has demonstrated her devotion to the university and the community, her great intelligence and her ability to think and act. as a strategic partner to increase revenue by recruiting more students and retaining them more effectively, ”said President Clarence R. Wyatt.