Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

The Executive Vice President serves as the College’s chief operating officer and works closely with the president and the administrative areas of the College to deliver Allegheny’s mission.


Eileen E. Petula

petula-1000x1000As executive vice president and chief operating officer, Eileen leads financial services, human resources, development and alumni affairs, student affairs, college relations, athletics, admissions, financial aid, retention and overall enrollment planning. Eileen has more than 27 years of progressive management experience in public accounting, non-profit management and higher education. Most recently with Swarthmore College as associate vice president for finance and treasurer, Eileen provided leadership for a broad range of areas including financial accounting and reporting, auditing, budgeting, financial services, grants administration, purchasing, insurance, contract review and financial risk management. Previously she spent 11 years at Lafayette College in a variety of progressive financial roles. She began her career in the accounting industry in the Pittsburgh office of KPMG Peat Marwick. Eileen is a Pennsylvania certified accountant and is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of CPAs and Beta Gamma Sigma, an honor society recognizing business excellence. She earned her B.S. in business administration, with a concentration in accounting, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her MBA, with a concentration in finance and strategic management, from Villanova University.

The Executive Vice President serves as:



The best way to reach the Executive Vice President is through Patricia Kidd, assistant to the executive vice president, at (814) 332-3782 or pkidd@allegheny.edu