Margaret Ryan McDonnell
Margaret McDonnell has been at Yale since 1997 and was appointed to her present position of Associate Secretary, Director of Corporation Affairs and Assistant to the President in July 2011. Previously, her role as Associate Secretary, Director of Finance and Administration began in 2007. Her chief responsibilities included overall management of finance and administration within the Division, serving as liaison for Yale Corporation committees, overseeing the Alumni Fellow Election process, production of the University Directory, Emergency Management and serving on University task forces and major events. Her initial appointment as Assistant Secretary was in September 2006. Prior to joining the Office of the Secretary, she served in various capacities within Finance and Administration, including operations and facilities management of the University’s Finance and Human Resources Modernization Project (Project X), Business Management Group within Finance primarily focused on major business process redesign initiatives and implementation strategies throughout the University, and Director of Special Projects with Administration where principal duties included business and systems analysis and oversight of project management process and structure.