MSU President's Column for Traill County Tribune
June 24, 2017
We welcome Jami Hovet
This week, we welcomed Jami Hovet to the Mayville State campus. Jami is our new Vice President for Business Affairs. Jami began her employment at Mayville State on Wednesday, June 21. She is filling the vacancy that will be left when Steve Bensen retires June 30.
Jami is already a member of the Mayville State family. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Mayville State in 2000. While at Mayville State, she pursued a specialization in accounting and concentration in management. Jami recently completed a master’s degree in business administration from Benedictine University in Mesa, Ariz
A Buxton, N.D.-area native, Hovet began her professional career working for Amazon.com in Grand Forks as an accounting manager. She was there for five years and then moved to Arizona. She worked at Arizona State University for nine and a half years. While there, she worked as an accounting manager for financial services and as an assistant director of business services for the College of Nursing & Health Innovation and the College of Health Solutions.
For the past two years, Jami has worked for Mesa Public Schools, both as the Director of Financial Services and the Chief Financial Officer. In this capacity, she directed a host of financial and business activities, ranging from budget development, facilities maintenance, construction, payroll, accounts receivable and payable, purchasing, and food services. She was the district representative on the Arizona Association of School Business Officers and was a member of the School Finance Advisory Committee for the Arizona Auditor General’s Office.
This background has prepared her well for the duties of Vice President for Business Affairs at Mayville State.
In this role, she’ll report directly to me and be responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing the business and financial affairs of the institution. The Vice President for Business Affairs provides collaborative leadership as a member of the President’s Cabinet. As chief administrative officer, Jami will be Mayville State’s representative on the North Dakota University System Administrative Affairs Council and other campus and University System-wide committees. She will be responsible for operations within the Business Office, Facilities Services, Physical Plant, Dining Services, Safety and Security, Bookstore, and Human Resources.
Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Jami as she joins the Mayville community. We are happy that she’ll be able to spend a few days working together with Steve Bensen before he begins what we hope will be a long and happy retirement. We are grateful to Steve for his dedicated service to Mayville State for the past 30 years and we wish him the best.