CFO & Vice President for Administration SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Welcome to the website of the Office of the CFO & Vice President for Administration at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. SUNY-ESF is a dynamic and exciting place to work and to learn. This office is responsible for keeping the college running smoothly from facilitating the hiring of new faculty and staff to ensuring the safety of all on campus. We invite you to browse our site and learn about the units reporting to the Vice President for Administration, ESF’s Board of Trustees, College policies, and current information.
Primary responsibilities of the CFO & Vice President for Administration include oversight of the five college units described below, annual budget planning, administrative policy formulation, coordination of administrative activities with affiliated organizations, and providing counsel to the college president on all aspects of administration. The CFO & Vice President for Administration also works with off-campus groups including Syracuse University administrative offices, the State University of New York, the State University Construction Fund, the State University Business Officers Association, the Research Foundation of SUNY, and the University Hill Corporation.
- Joseph L. Rufo
CFO & Vice President for Administration
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
1 Forestry Drive
208 Bray Hall
Syracuse, NY 13210
- Nancy Otts
Secretary to the Vice President
Offices that report to the Vice President for Administration:
The Business Affairs staff is responsible for budget development and administration. Responsibilities include accounting, purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, student billing and account collection, internal control, the campus copy center, and administration of ESF College Foundation and SUNY Research Foundation accounts.
Environmental Health and Safety
The Environmental Health and Safety unit is responsible for developing and implementing cooperative services and programs that ensure adequate employee safety training; monitoring potentially hazardous conditions; providing health and safety resources and technical support; managing hazardous wastes; and facilitating regulatory compliance through written programs and periodic auditing of health and safety practices.
The Human Resources staff is responsible for recruitment, orientation, appointments, training, employee and labor relations, personnel database management, and employee benefits and support services. The unit also administers the ESF affirmative action program.
Information Technology staff provide support services to faculty, staff and student computer users through the offices of Computing and Network Services and Information Systems. The staff administers ESFNet and EvergreenX, the wireless campus system. The office also administers the computing hardware and software shared with the Syracuse University computing system.
The University Police staff includes uniformed sworn police officers, lieutenants and a chief along with office support staff. The department is responsible round the clock for personal safety, criminal investigations, campus access, building security, parking and enforcement of all New York State vehicle and traffic laws.