Julie Piscitello joined the College in 2004, hired in the Budget Office as a Budget Assistant. In June 2010, she became the College’s Budget Director. and in 2019 accepted the appointment to Vice President of Finance and Administration. Julie is responsible for the development, execution, and oversight of the College’s New York State appropriated budgets, including those supported by state tax support, tuition revenue, dorm revenue, and other state appropriated income fund revenue. Additional responsibilities include budget planning, financial analysis, managerial reporting, and guidance and review regarding the allocation of the College’s state appropriated financial resources. Julie holds a B.A. degree in History and International Relations from Colgate University, and an A.A.S. degree in Accounting from Herkimer County Community College. Her prior work experience includes private sector accounting, municipal finance, and banking. She is also a graduate of the 2009-10 Leadership Otsego program.
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Responsible for facilities planning, facilities operations, energy management, construction, infrastructure, and campus safety and environmental compliance programs. Lachlan Squair has been with SUNY Oneonta since 2017. Prior to his service with SUNY Oneonta, Mr. Squair held a number of positions in the higher education sector including Assistant Director of Capital Program Management for the State University Construction Fund, Director of Facilities Management for SUNY Cobleskill, Assistant Director of Facilities Projects for SUNY Oneonta and Operations Manager for The University of Newcastle, Australia.
Mr. Squair earned his Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Applied Management from The University of Newcastle, Australia. He has over 20 years of experience in higher education facilities planning, design, construction and facilities operations, as well as extensive prior experience in heavy industrial construction management.
Facilities, Safety and Physical Plant
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Steven Maniscalco joined the college in 1996 and was appointed the Chief Information Officer in 2019. He oversees IT services for the campus community. Steve completed his undergraduate degree from SUNY Oneonta with a dual BS in Computer Science and Chemistry. He has worked professionally at the college, since graduating in 1996, working in the various IT units such as Academic Computing Services, Teaching, Learning and Technology Center and IT Customer Support. He has provided customer focused technology services for students, faculty, and staff throughout his career in higher education information technology.
Sue Clemons is an alumna of SUNY Oneonta and began her career at the College immediately after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics. She currently serves as Associate VP and Controller, overseeing several administrative areas including Internal Control, Business Services, Student Accounts, Accounting, Making Cent$ Financial Wellness Program and the Call Center. Her previous responsibilities at the College included grants administration and serving as Director of Student Accounts. As a long-term member of the campus community, she values the on-going opportunity to work with faculty, staff, and students each day.
As Executive Director of Oneonta Auxiliary Services, Diane Williams Davidson is responsible for providing dining, bookstore, College Camp, ID/dining card, vending, Dragon Dollars, laundry, and check cashing services. Diane’s career at the College at Oneonta spans 28 years, during which time she served as a Residence Hall Director, Director of Conferences, Assistant Dean of Continuing Education, Director of Alumni Affairs and Executive Officer of the College at Oneonta Alumni Association, Inc. Diane earned her Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Geneseo and her Master’s Degree from the College at Oneonta. She considers her greatest accomplishment to be her two children, William and Emily.
Providing the comforts of home is what Oneonta Auxiliary Services (OAS) is all about. A not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board consisting of students, faculty, and staff, OAS has served the College for more than 40 years. Every one of our employees is committed to providing exceptional customer service and those little touches that make the College at Oneonta your home away from home.
Bill Grau has been with the SICAS Center since 2006 when he began as the Student Product Manager. Prior to joining the SICAS Center, Bill worked in several areas at SUNY Oneonta including College Registrar. As Executive Director of the SICAS Center, Bill manages a staff of 30 that provides software, training, documentation and remote application administration to SUNY campuses using the administrative software Banner. The SICAS Center has been housed on the Oneonta campus since its inception in 1991. Bill serves on the Oneonta City School District Board of Education, the Oneonta Soccer Club Board of Directors, the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragon Open committee and the SUNY Oneonta Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. Bill holds a Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Oneonta and a Master Degree from the University of New Hampshire.
The SICAS Program supports administrative computing needs for the forty-four (44) SUNY campuses that operate BANNER Student Administrative Software. The software services and support provided to member campuses through the SICAS Center (located on the Oneonta campus) include baseline BANNER software, enhancements to the BANNER baseline, training, helpdesk, and documentation. A Governance Board and Executive Committee of member campus administration and staff guide the philosophy, policy, direction, and accountability of the Center. The SICAS Program also has several open and associate members who purchase specific software interfaces developed by the SICAS Center.
The primary function of the SICAS Center is to develop and maintain applications and enhancements to BANNER and to serve as a liaison between the member campuses and Ellucian to supplement the maintenance support provided by Ellucian's Technical Currency Program. The SICAS Center is responsible for distributing this software and associated documentation to all of the members. When campuses have problems or questions, they direct them to the SICAS Center, where they are either resolved or referred to Ellucian. All members are kept informed of problems, questions and resolutions encountered by the other members.
Director of Foundation Investment Management
Diane Loveland is an alumnus of SUNY Oneonta and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics. Diane joined the college in 2006 as Portfolio Manager for the Foundation Finance Office and has nearly 40 years of experience in investment management and analysis. Prior to joining the college Diane served as a member of the Foundation board for eight years, during which time she chaired the Finance Committee and served on the Investment Subcommittee. Diane works closely with the Foundation Board committees to prepare for long-term growth, focusing on appreciation, capital preservation and income. As Director of Foundation Finance, Diane is responsible for overseeing the investment management of all gifted funds for the College.
Prior to joining the college, Fran served the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for more than 34 years. During her tenure as Controller there, Fran managed finance and administration, legal affairs, human resources, retail and operations. Fran brings her substantial experience in not-for-profit finance in the areas of financial statements, accounting policies and procedures, internal controls and auditing. Fran works closely with the Foundation Board committees by providing financial statements to the board and managing the annual audit. As Associate Treasurer, Fran is responsible for the daily management of the Foundation Finance Office and communication to the Foundation Board.
The College at Oneonta Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation established to support the State University of New York at Oneonta. The Foundation Finance Office is responsible for fund accounting and investment management of the nearly 550 separate funds of the Foundation with an aggregate market value in excess of $55M. Approximately two-thirds of these funds are endowments and along with non-endowed funds, the Foundation is able to provide annual scholarships and program funding for students, faculty and departments.
The Foundation is supported by experienced members of the Board of Directors who serve on the Finance, Audit and Investment committees. The Foundation Finance Office staff continuously strives towards advancements in processes and procedures used in the management of funds to ensure efficiency and accuracy.
Denise Straut joined the College in 1979. Currently the Director of Sponsored Programs, she also served as Director of Business Services and Director of Student Accounts.
Her responsibilities in Sponsored Programs include research administration and compliance, contract negotiation, and Facilitator for Export Controls and Human Subjects Research applications. Denise earned an MBA from Binghamton University and Bachelors’ Degrees in Business Economics and French from SUNY Oneonta. She was a long-term member of the Division of Economics and Business Advisory Council and serves on the Board of Oneonta Auxiliary Services.
It is the mission of Sponsored Programs to enhance research and program development at the College at Oneonta by providing externally-sponsored and contract-funded personnel with comprehensive and compliant financial, human resource, procurement and reporting services for projects administered through the Research Foundation, in accordance with federal, sponsor, Research Foundation, SUNY and campus guidelines.
Sustainability is a fundamental value of SUNY Oneonta. The College integrates sustainability throughout the operations, curriculum, administrative units and engagement opportunities on campus. The Office of Sustainability’s ultimate goal is to create a generation of environmental stewards and leaders who understand how their decisions impact society, business, and the environment. Through experiential learning, student engagement and community service opportunities, the office educates all students on the importance of reducing their ecological footprint. Every student who graduates from SUNY Oneonta should have a strong understanding of sustainability and the environmental complexities facing the current and future generations. If this is accomplished, SUNY Oneonta graduates will become part of the solution in achieving a sustainable future.
Education and Engagement
The Office of Sustainability promotes the integration of sustainability across the curriculum through the Sustainability Course Designation Program and the Sustainable Susquehanna Faculty Development Workshop program, which provide resources to strengthen faculty opportunities to develop new courses or revise current courses with a sustainability focus. Student engagement opportunities include events, a peer education program, internships, and educational programs focused on sustainable practices.
The college has made great strides in diverting recyclables from the waste stream, and continues to focus on campus-wide initiatives to increase recycling. The Office of Sustainability is also working to divert other material from the waste stream including food and electronic waste. Other projects include the Move-Out Donation Program where students donate unwanted items to needy community members, and the Red Closet thrift shop, a student-run store that operates in conjunction with the Human Ecology Department.
With an annual energy budget of $3.7 million, the College has both financial and environmental incentives to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel, a finite resource. Energy reduction is a priority for SUNY. Governor Andrew Cuomo has challenged state agencies to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2020. In response to this challenge, energy reduction efforts are supported at every level of the College and are driven by the students, Facilities departments and Oneonta Auxiliary Services (OAS). The College is targeting energy efficiency projects through technology advances as well as energy reduction initiatives through behavioral changes.