SUNY College at Geneseo has appointed a new vice president for administration and finance to succeed its longtime vice president.
Jim Milroy, the assistant vice president for budget and financial analysis and government analysis at SUNY Geneseo, will take over the position at the beginning of July. Ken Levison is retiring July 1 after serving 26 years at the college.
In his position Milroy will have administrative responsibility for human resources and payroll, grants management, facilities and planning, auxiliary services and government relations. He also oversees all financial operations of the college, including budgeting, accounting, procurement and student financial aid.
“I am delighted that Jim will be advancing to this crucial cabinet-level position for Geneseo,” said Christopher Dahl, SUNY Geneseo president. “In these challenging economic times, we need someone who understands SUNY and understands the workings of New York state government. Jim Milroy is the person for the job.”
Prior to joining Geneseo, Milroy was the commissioner of administration and finance for the city of Buffalo, where he was responsible for the development, oversight and performance of the city’s $1 billion budget. In the position, he was chief administrative officer for more than 100 employees in seven divisions.
Milroy is a 1981 graduate of SUNY Geneseo, where he majored in political science. He earned a master’s degree in public policy and administration and his doctorate in political science, both at SUNY Buffalo.
Levison built a strong foundation of excellence in administration and finance during a career that spanned more than two decades at Geneseo, Dahl said.
“I can’t overstate the impact Ken Levison has had on helping us build Geneseo into one of the strongest public liberal arts colleges in the country,” he said. “His day-to-day engagement with the campus has been a strong cohesive force for the Geneseo community, and his thoughtful guidance on financial matters has been crucial, especially during tough economic times.”
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