SUNY Potsdam Names Gerhard O. Voggel as College's Next VP for Business Affairs


Gerhard O. Voggel has been appointed as the new vice president for business affairs at SUNY Potsdam, where he will begin work on Sept. 1.

SUNY Potsdam has appointed Gerhard O. Voggel as the College's new vice president for business affairs. He will join the campus on Sept. 1.

Voggel comes to SUNY Potsdam from Key Bank, where he most recently served as vice president for the institutional bank/capital markets and the public sector division for Western New York. In this capacity, he was responsible for lending, core banking and treasury management for higher education and public sector clients, including the State University of New York. Prior to his work at Key Bank, Voggel served in management roles for First Union, HSBC and The Bank of New York.

A graduate of Marquette University, Gerhard is a licensed municipal securities representative, a uniform securities agent, a registered municipal finance professional and a registered SEC municipal adviser.

"Part of SUNY Potsdam's purpose is to foster an abiding appreciation of and respect for the variety of human experience—I am deeply honored to become part of the Potsdam experience, part of that variety, sharing what I know, and giving back in kind," Voggel said. "I try to learn something new every day, and have a deep admiration for those willing to teach, willing to share what they know."

Voggel was selected following a national search, and will report directly to SUNY Potsdam President Dr. Kristin Esterberg. The vice president for business affairs serves as the College's chief financial officer, overseeing the budget and coordinating facilities management and capital planning. In addition to the budget and facilities areas, Voggel will also oversee human resources, student accounts, procurement, environmental health and safety, and Potsdam Auxiliary and College Educational Services Inc. (PACES).

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Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts. Empowered by a culture of creativity, the campus community recently launched Take the Lead: The Campaign for Potsdam, which aims to raise $27 million by the College's bicentennial in 2016.