Tara Curley joined the Graduate School in July 2015. She presently serves as the principal financial officer for the unit with responsibilities for accounts and procurement management, as well as processing graduate funding offers through Slate. Additional responsibilities include the implementation of the Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP) and the appointment of graduate assistants, teaching assistants and fellows for Academic Affairs. Mrs. Curley has been with the University at Albany since July of 2011. She has a strong understanding of the University’s financial structure and fluency in the University’s information systems. Her background in fiscal management and reporting she has attained from her previous Higher Education experience within the University’s own School of Education and the Sage Colleges. She earned a M.S. in Organizational Management in 2009 from Sage Graduate School and a B.A. in French Education in 2007 from Le Moyne College.