Sandra M. Mills, CPA, Promoted to Chief Financial Officer at HUC-JIR

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sandra M. Mills, CPA, was promoted to Chief Financial Officer at HUC-JIR. 

Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., HUC-JIR President, stated, "Sandra Mills brings extensive expertise to her responsibilities for all financial, budget, and accounting aspects of the College-Institute. We look forward to her guidance, which will enable HUC-JIR to achieve the financial sustainability that is the goal of the New Way Forward plan."

With over 20 years of not-for-profit experience, Mills joined the College-Institute as Director of Finance and Accounting in October 2007. For the past three-and-a-half years, she has provided leadership in the National Business Office and has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer for the past six months.  She will continue to serve as staff liaison to the Board of Governors' Audit, Finance, and Investment Committees. Reporting to Rabbi Ellenson, her expanded responsibilities include supervision of the National Offices of Financial Aid and Gift Administration.

Mills holds a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Ohio. 

She lives with her husband Andy and two children, Amanda (age 18) and Samuel (age 10), in the Clifton Gaslight neighborhood near the HUC-JIR/Cincinnati campus.


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu