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St. Lawrence Names New Vice President for Finance

St. Lawrence University has named Joseph P. Manory, who has three decades of experience in financial management in education and private business, vice president for finance and treasurer, President William L. Fox ’75 announced this week. Manory will begin his duties at St. Lawrence on March 31.

Manory most recently served as the chief financial officer for the Savannah College of Art and Design, which is based in Georgia but includes nine schools on three continents and serves more than 11,000 students. He oversaw a budget of about $400 million in revenue and produced record results in 2012 and 2013, balancing investments in growth, programs and infrastructure while improving the college’s financial strength.

“Members of the faculty and staff and students who met Joe during his visit to campus in January were impressed with his understanding of the liberal arts mission and the many challenges facing institutions such as St. Lawrence,” President Fox said. “Joe brings a varied background in secondary and higher education and private industry that will serve the University well.”

Before working with SCAD, Manory served as the chief financial officer at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts from 2007 to 2011 and as vice president and treasurer at Quest Diagnostics Inc. in Lyndhurst, N.J., from 2000 to 2007. His diverse career covers three decades and includes several senior financial positions in industry. He began his career as a commercial banker.

“St. Lawrence is a unique learning community that inspires students to lead and contribute globally,” Manory said. “It is a privilege to be able to join the University and have the opportunity to help sustain and grow such an innovative and dynamic institution.”

Manory will succeed Vice President for Finance and Treasurer Kathy Mullaney, who will retire from St. Lawrence after two decades of leadership on March 31.

An alumnus of Providence College, Manory earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. He received a master’s degree in management, with a focus in accounting and finance, from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Manory and his wife, Sue, have two sons, Will, 17, and Drew, 14. His family will join him in Canton this summer.