Paul Tucci joins the College at New Paltz as the Interim Assistant Vice President for Development Services and Chief Financial Officer of the New Paltz College Foundation. Paul had recently retired from the State University of New York, where he served in various roles since 1979, the last eight years of which as the Vice President for Administration at Empire State College. As the Vice President, he administered an annual operating budget in excess of $90 million and a capital plan with projects' value exceeding $25 million. Paul was also Empire State College’s Research Foundation Operations Manager and Treasurer of the College Foundation.
Paul served a two-year term which ended in June 2015 as President of the State University Business Officers Association and also served on a number of committees for the SUNY System Administration. His career at System Administration included the titles of Assistant University Auditor and an Assistant University Controller, and briefly was the University’s representative to the State Procurement Council. Paul also worked as the interim chief financial officer at Maritime College during 1999-2000.
Paul has a B.S. in Accounting from SUNY Albany and an M.B.A. from the College of St. Rose. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor (inactive), and a Past President and Board of Governor of the Albany Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
His community involvement includes being President of the Board of Directors of the Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club for six years, Treasurer for 10 years, and has been on that Board continuously since 1982. He was also Treasurer, Board of Director and coach for the Averill Park Youth Basketball League.
Paul resides in Averill Park with his wife Kimberly. Their two children, JP and Emily, are recent graduates of SUNY ESF and Syracuse University, respectively.