Roosevelt University has named Miroslava Mejia Krug — most recently the chief financial officer for the Chicago Housing Authority — as its new CFO and senior vice president for finance and administration.

Krug joined the downtown Chicago university last month, replacing the retiring John Allerson.

“I am thrilled that we were able to recruit one of Chicagoland’s most outstanding CFOs,” Roosevelt University president Chuck Middleton said in a statement. “I know that she will carry forward John’s legacy of sound financial stewardship of Roosevelt University.”

Krug joined the CHA in 2003 and was promoted to the CFO position a year later, managing an operating budget of $1 billion and a capital budget of $3.2 billion. The authority is currently amid a massive transformation that includes the demolition of its high-rise projects and their replacement with mixed-income developments. Before joining the CHA, she worked for 10 years in various financial positions with United Airlines.

“I have had a wonderful time working with great people at CHA, and I am looking forward to new opportunities and challenges at an excellent institution like Roosevelt University, which has a mission and purpose that I connect with very deeply,” she said.

Roosevelt is a private university with 7,200 students, including those at its downtown campus, its northwest suburban Schaumburg campus, and at RU Online, which offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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