P.O. Box 400210
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4210
Melody Bianchetto is named Vice President for Finance
Melody Bianchetto, a Certified Public Accountant, was named the University's Vice President for Finance in 2015. She oversees the functions of financial administration, research administration, student financial services, university budget office, and procurement and supplier diversity services.
Melody began her career at Ernst & Young in Washington, D.C. and joined UVA as a Senior Budget Analyst in 1996. In 1998, she became the Director of the Budget and in 2006 was named the Assistant Vice President for Budget and Financial Planning. She was promoted to Associate Vice President of Finance in 2013 before assuming her current position.
A native of Martinsville, Virginia, Bianchetto earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from James Madison University. Bianchetto completed the Virginia Network's Seminar for Senior Women Administrators in 2006, the Virginia Executive Institute in 2009, and the Leadership in Academic Matters program in 2012.
Currently Melody serves as program chair of the Managerial Analysis and Decision Support workshop presented annually by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). Since 2006, she has been a faculty member of the NACUBO Managerial Analysis and Decision Support workshop. She presents regularly at programs such as the NACUBO programs, Southern Association of College and University Business Officer (SACUBO) annual meetings, the APPA Institute for Facilities Management, and at the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institutes at Bryn Mawr College and the University of Denver. Bianchetto serves as the Treasurer of the Virginia Network and is on EACUBO's finance committee. Melody received NACUBO's 2014 Rising Star Award.