Melissa A. Beardmore was named vice president of Learning Resources Management at Anne Arundel Community College in May 2008 after serving as acting vice president for a year. She was previously the college’s Executive Director of Finance.
In her role as vice president, she manages and is responsible for the college’s operating and capital budgets totaling nearly $180 million. As part of the college’s senior executive team, Vice President Beardmore provides leadership on a number of issues, including development, implementation and assessment of the college’s strategic plan. She works with the president, the Board of Trustees, and state and county officials to develop and implement initiatives.
She also oversees the departments of auxiliary services; business and financial resources; facilities planning and construction; facilities maintenance; risk management; human resources; document and copy services; public relations and marketing; and public safety and police. In addition, Beardmore serves on several college-wide committees, including the President’s learning response team, the strategic planning council and the academic council.
Beardmore joined the college in June 2001 as its controller where she instituted several measures that eased the registration and payment processes for students, as well as provided cost savings to the college. While still controller, she served as acting executive director of finance from January to June 2004 when she was promoted to that post. In that position, in addition to managing the college’s current-year budgets and supervising the Business and Financial Resources office staff, she led the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and wrote the college’s audit committee charter for the Board of Trustees.
She is a 2007 graduate of the Leadership Anne Arundel program and a 2006 Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award winner.
Beardmore has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Loyola University Maryland and is a licensed certified public accountant in Maryland. She is a member of the Maryland Association of CPAs, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Maryland Association of Community College Business Officers. She also serves as AACC’s liaison to Anne Arundel County’s Self-Insurance Fund committee, NACUBO’s Community College Council and EACUBO’s Program and Services committee.