Mary K. Murphy was named interim vice president for finance and management in May 2014. Murphy, who joined the College in 2004 as associate vice president for finance, previously served as director of financial analysis at Syracuse University since 1996, overseeing and managing financial analysis activities, plant accounting and property management departments. She had joined the university in 1993 as a financial analyst.
Prior to that, Murphy was accounting manager at L’Airco Ltd., a former manufacturer of computer room air conditioners in Syracuse, N.Y., from 1991-92. From 1984-1990, she was accounting manager with Alcatel-Transcom Corporation, a telecommunications assembly plant in Portsmouth, R.I. that was in the process of consolidating with its parent organization in North Carolina.
A native of Geneva, N.Y., and a graduate of Cicero (N.Y.) High School, Murphy completed the majority of her undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with honors from SUNY Empire State College in 2000 and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Syracuse University in 2005.
Murphy is a member of the National Association of College University Business Officers, Eastern Area College University Business Officrers, State University Business Officers Association and National Council University Research Administrators.
She has served on College committees including the Jets Steering Committee, the Auxiliary Services Corporation Board of Directors Finance Committee, the President’s Council and as treasurer and chair of the finance committee for the SUNY Cortland Child Care Center.