POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam recently appointed Gerhard O. Voggel as the college's new vice president for business affairs and he will join the campus Sept. 1.
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).
"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 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.