BFAS Leadership


 

Audit and Management Advisory Services

Stephen G. Colicci is the Director of the Office of Audit and Management Advisory Services (AMAS) whose mission is to provide high quality internal auditing services and business advice enabling more efficient operations, compliance with applicable laws, regulations, university policies, industry best practice guidelines, and accountability of the university’s assets.  Steve leads a professional staff of financial and information technology auditors conducting audits of all of the University’s academic and administrative units, and providing oversight of the EthicsPoint confidential hotline.  Steve also serves on the University’s Policy Advisory Committee, Enterprise Risk Management Working Group, and the Regulatory Compliance Advisory Committee.

Steve earned B.S. degree from Utica College of Syracuse University and is a Certified Public Accountant.  Prior to joining the SU staff as a Senior Auditor, he worked with a national public accounting firm and started the internal audit function at a regional industrial equipment & supply company.  He became Director of AMAS in 1982.  Steve can be reached at 315.443.5159.

 


 

Auxiliary Services

Jamie P. Cyr is the Director of Auxiliary Services.  Jamie provides day to day leadership and strategic planning for Housing, Meal Plan & I.D. Card Services, Food Services, Bookstore, WAER Public Media, Minnowbrook Conference Center, Drumlins Country Club, Printing & Distribution Services, Trademark Licensing, Auxiliary Business Operations and Auxiliary Services IT.

Auxiliary Services is a student centric division dedicated to providing the University community enhanced services, excellent product quality and superior facilities.  The division strives to leverage the latest technology and product innovations to continually improve upon the student experience.  Prior to entering higher education Jamie spent several years in the hospitality industry.  Jamie received a B.S. in accounting from LeMoyne College and an M.B.A. from Syracuse University. Jamie can be reached at 315.443.9662.

 


Budget and Planning

Gwenn Judge is the Director of the Office of Budget and Planning at Syracuse Universityand is responsible for the preparation and management of the University’s consolidated annual operating and capital budgets and multi-year financial plans.  She serves as a key advisor to the Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and the Provost, leading the implementation of financial initiatives and supporting long-range budget planning and resource allocation consistent with established priorities for effective fiscal and operational management.  She and her staff work closely with unit fiscal officers, deans, and the Chancellor’s Executive Team to establish budgetary and financial planning parameters, maintain budgetary controls, and to provide decision-support analysis.

Gwenn was a member of the executive team that developed the University’s Responsibility Center Management (RCM) budget model.  She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the RCM budgeting model at Syracuse and leads the collaborative effort among units across the University for successful deployment of budget processes and the supporting infrastructure.  She serves as a resource to the Advisory Board Council regarding budget related matters, and is responsive to inquiries from The Advisory Board Council and universities and colleges that are in the process of evaluating or converting to a RCM budgeting model. She is responsible for the budget functions within the University’s financial accounting and human resource systems.

Gwenn has served successfully on numerous executive committees regarding fiscal restructuring, sustainable benefits, systems implementations, operational excellence and efficiency and through her extensive knowledge regarding administrative and academic objectives, is committed to support the development of policies and strategies that support both current and long term University budget goals.  She has served as a member of the University Senate, Senate Committee on Athletic Policy and Senate Budget Committee for several years.

Gwenn joined the University in 1980, spending seven years as manager of budget and business operations for the University’s College of Law.  She then joined the Office of Budget and Planning as a senior budget and planning analyst with responsibility for the budget development, oversight, analysis and forecasting of University enrollment, revenues, financial aid and school, college and other academic units.  She became Associate Director of Budget and Planning in 1999 and was named Director of Budget and Planning in 2006.  Before joining the University, she was a senior auditor for the New York State Department of Audit and Control primarily performing audits in bank trust department operations.  Gwenn is a graduate of Siena College conferred with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (BBA) with a major in accounting and a concentration in economics. Gwenn can be reached at 315.443.4214.

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Campus Facilities, Administration, and Services

Pete Sala is the Vice President and Chief Campus Facilities Officer with responsibility for Campus Facilities, Administration, and Services and serves as the Managing Director of the Carrier Dome. Pete is responsible for planning, design, construction, and renovation of the University’s facilities; Housing and Food Services maintenance; Physical Plant operations; Grounds maintenance; Custodial Services; Energy Systems and Sustainability Management, Steam Station, and Chilled Water operations; Mail and Materials Distribution Services as well as oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Carrier Dome. He distributes a Monthly Construction Communication Update to provide the campus community with timely information regarding facilities planning and progress. Pete launched his career at the University in 1982 after attending Morrisville College and the University of Massachusetts.  You may contact him at 315.443.3517.

 

 


Campus Safety and Emergency Services

Anthony Callisto was chosen to lead the newly formed Division of Campus Safety and Emergency Services in December 2014, providing leadership to each area of the division to ensure a unified, student-centered approach to protecting the campus community and providing exceptional service. He also leads all campus safety and emergency services collaboration efforts with other University divisions, departments and units, and external partners.

Tony served the University as Chief of Public Safety since 2006 after 25 years with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, the last 10 years as chief deputy. He is a regional and national public safety, criminal justice and law enforcement expert and leader, both in government and higher education. Tony has served for the past 16 years as an adjunct professor of criminal justice, developing and teaching both undergraduate and graduate criminal justice courses at Columbia College and Keuka College.

Tony holds a master of arts in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and has nearly 20 years of experience as a national consultant in organizational development, conflict resolution, interest-based negotiations and labor relations. Tony can be reached at 315.443.5480.


Comptroller’s Office

Jean Gallipeau serves as the University’s Comptroller and oversees a wide range of departments within Finance including Accounts Payable, Construction Accounting, Financial Reporting, Financial Systems Management, General Accounting, Purchasing, Payroll, Restricted Gift Accounting, Sponsored Accounting, and Tax Reporting. The organization supports the University’s mission of teaching, learning, and research by providing proper stewardship of its assets with focus on effective accounting systems and processes to monitor and assess the financial position and internal controls of the University and its affiliates. Their approach includes integrity , honesty, and fairness for all campus constituents. The Comptroller’s Office services include the processing of disbursement and payroll transactions, the recording of donor, sponsor, and construction transactions within the general ledger, the preparation of the University’s monthly and annual financial statements, and completion of the annual tax reporting. Financial compliance matters are a focus of the Comptroller’s Office.

Prior to her appointment as the University’s Comptroller in 2014, Jean served as the Associate Comptroller for the University for two years.  Jean’s prior experiences also include such roles as Senior Audit Manager for KPMG, Finance Director for Central New York Regional Transportation Center, and Controller for Carrier United Technologies Corporation.  Jean is a New York State Certified Public Accountant who served in public accounting for approximately ten years where she serviced multiple higher education clients.  She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from LeMoyne College. In September of 2017 Jean received her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a data driven discipline focusing on process optimization, from the Whitman School of Management. Jean can be reached at 315.443.3765.

 


Real Estate Services and Asset Management

Adam Fumarola serves as Senior Associate Vice President of Real Estate Services and Asset Management, providing strategy and direction to Syracuse University in connection with its real estate portfolio. Adam engages directly with the constituent community of stakeholders to provide guidance, advice, and leadership on all real estate matters in furtherance of the University’s mission, vision, and values. In addition, Adam manages the department responsible for institutional real estate planning, operations and administration for all Syracuse University real property assets.

Adam’s real estate experience spans 17 years, including the management of multi-million-dollar commercial real estate portfolios from both the business and legal perspective. Most recently, Adam served as Senior Director of Real Estate and Development for Raymour & Flanigan, which he joined in 2006 as Senior Counsel for Real Estate and Transactions. Prior to his employment at Raymour & Flanigan, Adam served as Assistant General Counsel at American Financial Realty Trust (n/k/a Gramercy Capital Corporation) in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.

Since January 2016, Adam has served as an adjunct professor at the Whitman School of Management, teaching Real Estate Development as part of the James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center. A member of the New York State Bar Association, Adam earned a J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law and a B.A. in Environmental Public Policy from Binghamton University. Adam may be reached at 315.443.0121.

 


Treasurer’s Office

David Smith serves as the University Treasurer overseeing Bursar Operations, Cash Management, Debt Management, Endowments and Investments. Smith is a highly accomplished investment and operations management senior executive with a background in higher education and capital markets. He possesses a strong record of success in corporate, endowment and private partnership portfolio management, as well as subject matter expertise in a broad range of investment strategies and asset classes, including fixed income, equities, derivatives, private equity and hedge fund investments.

David earned a master of business administration at Syracuse University after receiving a bachelor of business administration at Western Illinois University. He is a Certified Treasury Professional, Chartered Financial Analyst, and a member of the CFA Institute. David can be reached at 315.443.2486.