Offices

The following offices reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Several of the offices have their own web pages with further information.

Investments

Associate Vice President and Director of Investments: Stephen Dahnert
Executive Assistant: Deanna Touhey
Location: Main, second floor, south wing
Telephone: 845–437–5296 (voice); 845–437–7443 (fax)
Address: Vassar College Box 2, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

The Associate Vice President and Director of Investments is responsible for overseeing investment of Vassar's endowment, defined benefit pension plan, and planned gift assets.

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Accounting Services – visit site

Controller: Donald Barton
Associate Controller: Angelique Zalaznick (Audit, Compliance, Tax)
Assistant Controller: Patricia Pritchard (Accounts Payable, Grants)
Assistant Controller: Dana Nalbandian (Endowment, Fixed Asset, Gift Accounting)
Payroll Manager: Candice West
Location: Baldwin, second and third floors
Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
Telephone: 845–437–5890 (voice); 845–437–7741 (fax)
Address: Vassar College Box 12, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Accounting Services is responsible for financial transactions and record keeping for all activities of the College. Specific functions of Accounting Services include cash receipts and disbursements, payroll, budget control, tax reporting, preparation of internal and external financial reports, and support for student organization accounts.

The Office of Student and Employee Accounts reports to the Controller.

Student and Employee Accounts – visit site

Director: Renee Behnke
Location: Main, first floor, S–183
Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
Cashier’s Window: 10:00am – 3:00pm, Monday through Friday
Telephone: 845–437–5245 (voice); 845–437–7603 (fax)
Address: Vassar College Box 728, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Website: studentaccounts.vassar.edu

The Office of Student and Employee Accounts is responsible for billing and collection for tuition, fees, and other expenses incurred by students, as well as miscellaneous bills for charges to employees. The cashier's window is open daily from 10:00am – 3:00pm for transactions.

Budget and Planning

Director of Budget and Planning: Bryan Swarthout
Senior Budget Analyst: Pamela Bunce
Location: Main, second floor, south wing
Telephone: 845–437–5506 (voice); 845–437–7443 (fax)
Address: Vassar College Box 2, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

The Director of Budget and Planning administers the development of Vassar's annual operating and capital budgets, coordinates plans and financial forecasts for the college, and undertakes special projects to improve financial planning and management at the College.

The Director of Budget and Planning also reviews contracts and agreements to ensure good business practice and legal compliance, and oversees Purchasing and Stores, the Copy Center, the Post Office, and the College Bookstore.

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Purchasing & Stores – visit site

Director: Rosaleen Cardillo
Buyer: Karen Gallagher
Location: Buildings and Grounds Service Center
Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
Telephone: Purchasing 845–437–5841 (voice); 845–437–7297 (fax)
Address: Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Box 15 Purchasing, Box 714 General Stores
Website: purchasing.vassar.edu

The director of purchasing oversees the Purchasing Department and Receiving and Stores. These departments are responsible for the procurement of the materials, equipment, supplies and services essential to the operation of the College, and the maintenance of essential inventories. Purchasing strives to ensure the best price and most beneficial terms and conditions in accordance with Vassar College policy and procedures. The Director of Purchasing also oversees the Copy Center, (located on the first floor of Main South), and the Post Office (located in the College Center).

The offices and warehouse are located adjacent to the Buildings and Grounds Services Center.

Copy Center – visit site

Location: Main, first floor, south wing
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Telephone: 845–437–5345 (voice)
Address: Vassar College Box 45, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Website: copycenter.vassar.edu

The Copy Center provides duplication services for the Vassar community, with equipment that is suited to the production of large quantities in a cost effective manner. Faculty are advised to adhere to the College's policy on use of copyright material which is available in the Copy Center and through the office of the Dean of Faulty.

Post Office – visit site

Manager: John Viola
Location: College Center
Hours: 9:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday; 9:00am – 11:45am, Saturday
Telephone: 845–437–5457 (voice); 845–437–7187 (fax)
Address: Vassar College Box 602, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Website: postoffice.vassar.edu

The Post Office is a contract station of the U.S. Postal Service, providing a full range of window services. The Post Office is responsible for distribution of incoming and internal mail as well as mail forwarding and metering outgoing College mail. Private carrier mail and small packages are delivered through the Post Office; larger private carrier packages must be picked up at Central Receiving.

College Bookstore – visit site

Manager: Paul D. Maggio
Assistant Manager: Susan Vinett
Location: College Center, lower level, north atrium
Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm, Monday through Friday; 11:00am – 3:30pm, Saturday
Telephone: 845–437–5870 (voice); 845–437–5876 (fax)
Address: Vassar College Box 716, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Website: vassar.bkstore.com

The College Bookstore carries textbooks, trade books, school supplies, Vassar-emblem clothing, gifts and other convenience items for the Vassar community. Purchases may be charged to MasterCard, Visa, or American Express cards.  Students may also charge to their Vassar account.

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Buildings and Grounds Services, Facilities Planning, and Construction – visit site

Executive Director of Buildings and Grounds: Thomas Allen
Director of Facility Operations and Grounds: (vacant)
Director of Special Projects: Jeffrey Horst
Director of Environmental Health and Safety: James Kelly
Location: Buildings and Grounds Services Center
Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
Telephone: 845–437–7270 (voice); 845–473–0997 (fax)
Address: Vassar College Box 704, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Website: buildingsandgrounds.vassar.edu

The Executive Director of Buildings and Grounds Services is responsible for the operation and maintenance of buildings, grounds, custodial services, new construction, and environmental health and safety. A full organization chart and more details regarding policies and services are available at the department website.

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Human Resources – visit site

Associate Vice President for Human Resources: Ruth Spencer
Associate Director: Kimberly Collier
Assistant Director/Wellness: Sarah Bakke
Assistant Director/Employment Recruitment: Stephanie Moore
Benefits Manager: Leslie Power
Location: Baldwin, third floor
Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
Telephone: 845–437–5820 (voice); 845–437–7297 (fax)
Address: Vassar College Box 712, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Website: humanresources.vassar.edu

The human resources department provides comprehensive services to the college community related to recruiting, retaining and developing employees. These services include employment opportunities, compensation administration, employee benefits, training, development and work & life programs.

Anyone interested in employment at Vassar may inquire in the Human Resources Office, (845) 437–5820, website: www.vassar.edu/jobs, or by email: careers@vassar.edu.

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Risk Management and Insurance

Vice President for Finance and Administration: Robert A. Walton
Director of Environmental Health and Safety: James Kelly
Executive Assistant: Deanna Touhey
Location: Main Building, second floor, south wing
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday
Telephone: 845-437-5465 (voice); 845-437-7443 (fax)
Address: Vassar College Box 51, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

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