Hietsch came to Millville from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where he served since 2018 as vice president for finance and administration, a role that included oversight of finance and administration, investments, human resources, information and technology, construction and facilities management, dining services, sustainability and risk management for the 2,250-student university. Prior to his work at St. Lawrence, Hietsch served as the associate vice president for budget and auxiliaries at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania — a role that followed a stint as the borough of Carlisle’s town manager. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from The Pennsylvania State University, from which he also earned his master’s degree in public administration. Hietsch later earned an MBA from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.
Hietsch is joined by his wife, Becky, who is a registered nurse and healthcare administrator. The couple have two young adult children.