Division of Finance & Administration

Fall 2023 Alumni Hall Ribbon Cutting
Fall 2023 Alumni Hall Ribbon Cutting

The Division of Finance and Administration at SUNY Oneonta provides leadership and services to enhance and promote responsible stewardship of the physical, human, technology, and financial resources of the campus. The Division is guided by the university’s mission to nurture a community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully. Our work advances the values of inclusivity, service, and sustainability as we seek to be an exemplar residential campus.

The Division is comprised of numerous administrative offices and departments, organized into the following areas of operation: Budget, Finance and Business Services, Facilities and Safety, Technology, Sustainability, and Research, Grants and Contracts. The Division is responsible for affiliated organizational activities in Research Foundation Operations, Oneonta Auxiliary Services, and financial management for the University Foundation. The Division also maintains oversight of the SICAS Center, a SUNY-wide information system support center hosted on the SUNY Oneonta campus.

Our mission is to:

Provide services that advance the overall SUNY Oneonta mission to nurture a community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully.

We are committed to leadership in the management and integrity of SUNY Oneonta's human, financial, technology, physical and information resources.

We serve students, faculty, staff and the greater SUNY Oneonta community in the most responsive, effective and efficient manner consistent with Federal, State and University policies.

Quality of Campus Life

GOAL: To enhance the physical, human, and financial resources of SUNY Oneonta in support of an environment conducive to studying, working, and living on campus.

  1. Continue to provide efficient, convenient, responsive, and customer-oriented administrative services for our students, faculty, and staff, using current technology and best practices in business and related support services.
  2. Make SUNY Oneonta a "signature campus" within SUNY by continuing to create beautiful, functional, and well-maintained campus facilities and grounds, while implementing multi-year plans for academic, residential, OAS, athletics and recreation, and related facilities.
  3. Secure the financial resources and support services necessary for high-quality campus programs and services.
  4. Provide development opportunities for all employees that promote professional growth, strengthen client-centered services, and enhance the quality of campus life.
  5. Continue to provide faculty, students, and staff access to contemporary technology and effective training opportunities in the applications of technology.

These university-wide goals inform a set of seven, more specific Divisional Goals which also guide planning and progress by the departments and staff throughout our Division.

Divisional Goals:

  1. Support campus strategic planning initiatives, multi-year resource, and program planning and resource management.
  2. Continue to provide timely, efficient and convenient services to students, faculty, and other campus constituencies.
  3. Continue to advance our Employee Services program, and support the campus goals and processes for Diversity.
  4. Continue to develop, support and enhance current technology and information systems in support of the academic, co-curricular and administrative functions of SUNY Oneonta.
  5. Continue major renovations and new facility planning and construction and campus beautification programs, including SUNY Oneonta's Facilities Master Capital Plan, Dorm Capital Plan and OAS Facilities Plan.
  6. Continue improving the OAS services, facilities, and contributions to campus life.
  7. Continue to advance the SICAS program and the SICAS Center.


200 Netzer Administration Building, Second Floor
(607)436-2597 (fax)



Division Office:

Julie Piscitello
VP Finance & Administration

Rebecca O'Donnell
AVP and Controller

Elizabeth (Betty) Tirado
Director Business Services


Support Staff:

Mary Ballard
Administrative Staff Assistant

Elaine Lowe
Assistant to VPFA

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