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Alfred University appoints Tammara L. Raub VP for Business and Finance, CFO

Alfred University President Mark Zupan announces that after conducting a national search, Tammara L. Raub has been appointed the full-time vice president for Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective Sunday, Oct. 1.

Raub rejoined Alfred University in January 2023, when she was appointed interim vice president of Business and Finance. She had previously served as Alfred University’s controller from May 2001 until October 2012, when she left to become vice president and treasurer at Utica College. She served at Utica from 2012 until 2016, when she joined Mozaic, where as CFO, she was liaison to the Board of Directors’ Budget and Finance Committee and Audit Committee.   

“It is a distinct privilege to have the confidence of the University to return to an institution I have long admired,” said Raub. “During my interim role, I have been very impressed with the collaborative spirit of the campus and the leadership team. In a time when many colleges and universities are reporting difficult financial conditions, it’s promising to know that this University is on the right strategic growth path and is well-established for long term success.”

“Tammy has extensive experience with managing the complex financial models of universities. She has a strong record of budgetary design and fiscal management as well as knowledge regarding institutional advancement and secondary markets that will serve our University well over the years to come,” Zupan commented.

“As vice president and CFO, she will lead our talented business office and budget managers as well as our various partners in capital project management, facilitating new approaches that will help enhance our University’s reputation. During her interim role she has given us the ability to renovate our residence halls as well as many classrooms and research spaces. Tammy also has been instrumental in the advancement of the Saxon Hill athletics project, which is anticipated to open in Fall 2025.”

Raub earned her master’s degree in business administration at Utica College, and her bachelor’s degree in accounting at St. Bonaventure University.

Zupan expressed his appreciation to the Vice President of Business and Finance Search Committee members: Co-Chair, Beth Ann Dobie, COO and Provost; Andrew Eklund, Professor of Chemistry; Gabrielle Gaustad, Vice President for Statutory Affairs, Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Engineering; Jodi Howe, Deputy Chief Financial Officer; Gary Roberts, Chief Information Officer; and Janet Lynch, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Enrollment Management.

He also recognized the Board of Trustees Advisory Committee for their time and guidance in filling this key position: Board Chair Carolyn Clark ‘90; Board Co-Chair, Stephen Heine ’81; William Giles ’81; Craig Peretz ’88; James Jordan ’72; Kevin Livingston ’93; and Patricia St. George ’89.