Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich announced that Sydney Rose Leo has been named Vice President for Finance, concluding a seven-month nationwide search. She will begin August 15.
Leo joins Hartwick from Fisk University in Nashville, TN, where she served as Vice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer. There she was a key member of the executive leadership team, and oversaw finance and accounting, financial aid, student billing, grant accounting, human resources and payroll, information technology, campus safety, facilities and student dining.
At Fisk, she also developed and managed the university’s first zero-sum operating budget, designed a three-year plan and budget that lowered institutional discounts by 15%, turned a profit on room and board, launched the development of a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan, and eliminated a persistent structural operating deficit.