Vice President for Finance Appointed

To:  The St. Lawrence Community
From:  William L. Fox, President
Date:  February 25, 2014
Subject:  Vice President for Finance

I am pleased to announce the appointment of our new Vice President for Finance and Treasurer of the University, Joseph P. Manory. Joe will serve as the University’s chief financial officer and will join the St. Lawrence community on March 31.

Joe 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 serving 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. Joe brings a varied background in secondary and higher education and private industry that will serve the University well.

Joe previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at his alma mater, Deerfield Academy, in Massachusetts, from 2007 to 2011, and as Vice President and Treasurer at Quest Diagnostics, Incorporated, in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, 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. 

An alumnus of Providence College, Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, cum laude. He received his master’s degree in management, with a focus in accounting and finance, cum laude, from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Joe and his wife, Sue, have two sons, Will, 17, and Drew, 14. His family will join him in Canton this summer.

Joe will succeed Vice President for Finance and Treasurer Kathy Mullaney, who will retire from St. Lawrence on March 31. I again thank Kathy for her service and look forward to celebrating her exceptional career.

Our search committee, chaired by Trustee Barry Phelps ’69 and including a student, faculty, staff and other trustees, devoted countless hours to this national search. I hope you will join me in thanking all of the committee members for their dedication and professionalism in helping us select the best candidate for this essential position at the University. I am deeply grateful for their service.