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The Search is On

Candidates for VP of Finance and Administration Address Campus

About 50 people attended a forum with the first of four candidates for the position of vice president of finance and administration. The forums continue all week. (Photo by Margaret Hartley)

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 23, 2018) — Candidates for the position of Vice President of Finance and Administration are on campus this week for open forums to meet and answer questions from the campus community.

The successful candidate will succeed current VP for Finance and Administration James Van Voorst, who announced plans to retire after 20 years with the University. Van Voorst chairs the search committee, which has completed its first round of confidential interviews.

The finalists will be meeting with various campus constituents. Members of the campus community are invited to attend informational forums, set for 2-3 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday. The forums will be in in University Hall Room 110, and the audience will have a chance to ask the candidates questions.
Van Voorst began his career at UAlbany as University Accountant in 1980, and has been vice President for Finance and Administration since 2014.

“As our chief financial officer, Jim has made several fiscal and operational decisions that will continue to serve the University well for years to come,” UAlbany President Havidán Rodríguez said. “I truly appreciate Jim’s service on my transition team, and I am indebted to him for agreeing to stay on through the search process despite long-held plans to retire earlier.”

The vice president of finance and administration is the University’s chief financial officer, charged with providing creative and collaborative leadership for the University’s fiscal, operational and administration affairs.

For more information on the search, visit the University's search page.

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