While Ginger Moeller isn’t very familiar with Yankton, her recent arrival to the city feels like a homecoming.
The new vice president of finance at Mount Marty College actually has an accounting degree from the school, but took her classes at the MMC campus in Watertown. Still, that fact doesn’t keep Moeller from feeling she is now where she belongs.
“Some things are still familiar, and the whole mission is the same as when I went to school in Watertown,” she said. “So in a way, I feel like I’m returning home.”
Moeller most recently served as the associate controller at South Dakota State University in Brookings, but was primarily the accounting operations manager there since 2010. Prior to that, she was a budget analyst since 2007.
When her youngest child Mark began college last fall at Dakota State University, Moeller (who also has a daughter, Madeline, attending SDSU) believed it was a good time to look for a new opportunity.
“It was the first chance I’ve had to move away and branch out on my own,” she said.
Moeller said that while her goal was to find a vice president position, her primary focus was on joining a faith-based institution. She found both at MMC, she said.
“It’s wonderful because they care about you as a whole person, including spiritually,” she said. “You don’t normally get that in a public institution.”
In her new role at MMC, Moeller reports directly to the school president and serves as the chief financial officer for the college. Areas of responsibility include human resources/payroll, purchasing and travel, insurance, student financial aid, business office, accounting and budgeting.
“I have my work cut out for me, as there hasn’t been anyone in this position since last fall, so there is a lot of work to be done,” she said. “But there’s a great team here on campus, and I’m excited about working with them. I know I’m going to love it here.”
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