Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer
When Greg O'Connor was named Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer in June 2017, it was like moving back to a familiar neighborhood. Not only is Greg a long-time member of the SUNY family, but he had a long-standing affiliation with the College as a member of the Board of Directors of the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park.
"Coming to work at Farmingdale was an incredible opportunity to join a talented team at a college I knew quite well," O'Connor said. "I couldn't be more excited about what the future holds for SUNY's fastest growing campus."
At the SUNY Research Foundation, O'Connor was the principal contact for campuses seeking strategic direction and support for industry partnerships, real estate development, business incubation, and collaborative research partnerships. He facilitated a wide variety of relationships with external partners which have had a meaningful and lasting impact on campuses across New York State.
O'Connor's extensive portfolio prepared him well for his responsibilities at Farmingdale, where in addition to serving as the Chief Financial Officer he oversees key administrative functions including Physical Plant Operations, Capital Planning, Human Resources, Information Technology, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Legal Affairs, and Environmental Health and Safety. He also supervises the business and fiscal affairs of non-state campus organizations such as the Small Business Development Center, the Auxiliary Services Corporation, and the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park.
"I have been a witness to the College's expansion over the last 10 years, especially in the area of new construction and renovation," O'Connor said. "I view this growth as a symbol of the progress we have made in many other areas across campus. I think you can say we are literally building success at Farmingdale State College."