Interim Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Gwenn Judge is the Interim Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Syracuse University. Judge, who most recently served as the senior associate vice president for Budget and Planning, previously served as interim CFO from June 2016 to February 2017. Judge first joined the Office of Budget and Planning in 1987 as a senior budget and planning analyst. She was promoted to associate director in 1999 and has served as director since 2007.
Judge’s career with Syracuse University also includes more than six years of service as manager of budget and business operations in the College of Law. Gwenn graduated from Siena College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting and a concentration in economics.
Kris Klinger is the Senior Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services, and began his tenure in July 2020. His work includes long-range strategies for Auxiliary Services to ensure efficient operations and continuous improvement of services to meet the University’s goals and mission. As Auxiliary Services touches nearly every aspect of University life, he works to collaborate with other campus leaders to advance key initiatives in an effort to enhance the living and learning experience for our diverse student population.
Kris earned his MBA at the USC Marshall School of Business and holds a B.A. in German and international relations from the same university. Over the course of his career, Kris has earned recognition from the National Restaurant Association, the American Culinary Association and the National Association of College Auxiliary Services. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and served on the Board of Governors for the USC Masters in Business for Veterans program.
Campus Facilities, Administration and Services
Pete Sala is the Vice President and Chief Campus Facilities Officer 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 began his career at the University in 1982 after attending Morrisville College and the University of Massachusetts.
Financial Planning and Resource Management
Jean Gallipeau serves as the University’s Comptroller. Her department 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. She 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.
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 Senior Audit Manager for KPMG, Finance Director for Central New York Regional Transportation Center, and Controller for Carrier United Technologies Corporation. Jean holds a CPA license, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from LeMoyne College.
Utibe Offiong is the Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Institutional Risk and Audit Services and began her tenure at Syracuse in May 2019. Her work includes evaluating and improving the overall effectiveness of the University’s risk management and controls process, and advising senior management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees on the adequacy and effectiveness of the University’s systems and controls. As the University’s executive for internal audit, Utibe is additionally responsible for developing and overseeing an annual internal audit plan aimed at: 1) Systemically assessing internal controls in the University and its corresponding units, and 2) Mitigating risks through audits and recommendations of best practices.
Offiong comes to Syracuse from Brown University, where she served as Chief University Auditor for 11 years. Utibe earned her MBA in business administration from Northeastern University, and holds a BS in Business Administration from the same university.
Scott Kemp is the Treasurer at Syracuse University, and is responsible for the areas of Debt Management, Capital Planning, Cash Management, Investment Administration and Accounting, and Endowment Management. The staff in the Treasurer’s Office works closely with various University constituencies to support the academic mission of the University by providing superior treasury and operational services to the campus community.
Scott first joined the Office of the Treasurer in 2009 as assistant treasurer and has served as associate treasurer since 2014. He earned a B.S. in Accounting from SUNY Geneseo and an MBA from LeMoyne College. Scott is a certified treasury professional (CTP), certified public accountant (CPA), and certified management accountant (CMA).
Real Estate and Asset Management
TBA. This area will report to Kris Klinger, Senior Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services, on an interim basis.