Women of RMU: Robert Morris University

Women of RMU Luncheon
Friday, April 20, 2018

Set and Reset: Fine-Tuning Along the Path of Progress

Join Dr. Jacqueline Travisano as she details her nearly three-decade journey from the RMU classroom to the boardroom at the University of Miami. As the executive vice president for business and finance and chief operating officer at Miami, she is responsible for all financial functions and a budget that supports over 16,000 students and more than 15,000 faculty and staff.

She is proud to witness the growth of RMU over the years and credits her own upward trajectory to a practice she forged as an RMU undergrad: setting attainable goals while always having the courage to pursue unexpected opportunities.


Jacqueline A. Travisano ‘90 is the executive vice president for business and finance and chief operating officer of the University of Miami, which has an annual operating budget of over $3.3 billion. Her responsibilities include finance, HR, technology, facilities, risk management, internal audit, compliance, campus police, auxiliary operations, supply chain, budget, and planning. She previously held executive roles at Nova Southeastern University, St. John’s University in New York, and both Carlow and Chatham universities in Pittsburgh after beginning her career at Coopers & Lybrand.

Her charitable work includes service on the Broward County boards of ARC, Special Olympics, and the March of Dimes, and membership in the Royal Dames for Cancer Research, whose 2014 annual Tiara Ball, which she organized, raised more than $400,000 for cancer research. She is a member of the board of visitors for the RMU School of Business. Among her many awards are South Florida Business Journal’s Influential Business Women, Woman of the Year by the 1,000 Plus Club for Cancer Research, and Student of the Year chosen by her doctoral colleagues at Nova Southeastern College of Education.

Jacqueline has a doctorate in higher education leadership from Nova Southeastern, an M.B.A. from Chatham, and a B.S.B.A. from Robert Morris University, and is a certified public accountant. She and her husband, Peter, live in Davie, Florida, and together have four children and two grandchildren.

Event Details

Guest Speaker:
Jacqueline Travisano '90
Chief Operating Officer & Executive VP
University of Miami

Date and Location:
April 20 at Noon
Hotel Monaco, Pittsburgh

$25 for RMU alumnae
$5 of each registration fee will count as a gift to the Women of RMU Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Mixed Green Salad with Baby Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Sliced Red Onions, Radishes
Entrée: Braised Angus Short Ribs over Wild Mushroom Risotto with Sautéed Mixed Vegetables

RSVP by April 12.

About the Women of RMU Luncheon

Founded in 1995, the Women of Robert Morris University Luncheon & Program is designed to bring you current information of interest and provide the opportunity to network with business colleagues and other alumnae. Please join us for the Spring 2018 luncheon – and don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards. Networking opportunities abound!

Help Support the Women of RMU Scholarship Fund

Since 2004, the university has awarded a scholarship to a young woman pursuing an undergraduate degree through the Women of RMU Scholarship Fund. We appreciate all those who have already donated to this worthy cause.

You can help too. Simply add a gift to your registration fee for theluncheon and program, and we will deposit it into the Women of RMU Endowed Scholarship Fund.