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Janet Williams, interim vice president for Finance and Administration, currently holds the position.

IC announces search committee for vice president for Finance

By Falyn Stempler, Assistant News Editor January 23, 2018
Ithaca College announced the members of its search committee for vice president for Finance and Administration Jan. 4.
Sustainability at IC withers as a result of structural changes

Sustainability at IC withers as a result of structural changes

By Sophie Johnson, Staff Writer November 2, 2016
“There was a golden era of sustainability on this campus, and we’re not in it anymore,” he said.
Although the Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Circles were created last fall in response to student criticism that diversity and inclusion was not prioritized at the college, students rarely show up to the meetings. As shown above, mainly faculty and staff participate in the discussions.

Diversity discussion circles lack student participation at IC

By Rachel Kreidburg, Contributing writer September 19, 2016
Faculty and staff are looking for ways to ramp up student interest in the college’s weekly diversity and inclusion discussion groups. These groups were created in response to student protests last fall to address complaints about the administration’s lack of emphasis on diversity and inclusion. However, students do not seem to be attending the discussion groups.
From left: Benjamin Rifkin, former provost and vice president for educational affairs at Ithaca College; President Tom Rochon; and Gerald Hector, former vice president for finance and administration, observe a student protest Dec. 11 at Free Speech Rock. All three administrators pictured have since announced they are stepping down from their respective positions at the college.

Administrative departures create uncertainty for academic year

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor August 25, 2016
Ithaca College's senior leadership has seen a significant number of administrative departures, leaving the college with uncertainty about what will be accomplished throughout the remainder of his tenure.
Keith McIntosh came to Ithaca College in August 2014 to become associate vice president of DIIS and chief information officer. He will leave his position July 22 to become vice president and chief information officer at the University of Richmond.

Ithaca College chief information officer to leave in July

By Mary Ford, Senior Writer June 23, 2016
Keith “Mac” McIntosh, associate vice president of Digital Instruction and Information Services and chief information officer, has accepted a position as vice president and chief information officer at the University of Richmond in Virginia.
Gerald Hector, vice president of finance and administration, will leave Ithaca College in July to serve as the vice president for financial affairs at Cornell University.

Vice president of finance and administration to leave for Cornell

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor May 24, 2016
Gerald Hector, vice president of finance and administration, will leave Ithaca College at the end of July to serve as the vice president for financial affairs at Cornell University, beginning Aug. 1.
Kevin Williams, the third candidate for the open position of vice president for enrollment management, presents on his visions for enrollment management at Ithaca College during an open forum held April 25.

Third candidate for VP for enrollment visits Ithaca College

By Meredith Husar, Staff Writer April 27, 2016
The third candidate for the open position of vice president for enrollment management presented on his experiences working in higher education and the visions he has for enrollment management at Ithaca College during an open forum held April 25.
Ithaca College freshman Sam Quinones works a shift at Sodexos cafe in the Roy H. Park School of Communications April 5. Due to New York states increase in minimum wage, this could mean a higher hourly rate but a decrease in hours for many student employees.

Hours for student employees could decrease as wages increase

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer April 26, 2016
Gerald Hector, vice president for finance and administration, said the college does not yet have a comprehensive plan for how the future minimum wage will be factored into the budget.
Ithaca College is looking into utilizing the campus facilities and housing during the summer months to host an increasing number of conferences, camps and sporting events.

Ithaca College will use campus during the summer for revenue

By Meredith Husar, Staff Writer April 22, 2016
Ithaca College is seeking new ways to generate alternative sources of revenue to keep tuition from rising. One of the ideas being developed is expanding the use of the campus by outside organizations and visitors in the summer.
Chris Biehn, vice president for institutional advancement, will leave the college April 15.

Fundraising at Ithaca College increased significantly in 2015

By Sophie Johnson, Staff Writer April 18, 2016
Fundraising at Ithaca College has increased significantly by 74 percent from 2014 to 2015, due to a couple of significant private donors.
John Rosenthal, council member and professor in the Department of Mathematics presented the summary of the approved budget for the 2016–17 fiscal year to the council at the March 22 meeting. Rosenthal said he was concerned with the ambiguity of where and how much money is being spent for each school.

Faculty Council criticizes lack of budget transparency

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer March 30, 2016
The Faculty Council is planning to distribute Ithaca College’s budget to all faculty with the attached criticism that it is “deeply lacking detail.” The council is also preparing to launch its diversity and inclusion database by the end of this week.
This announcement follows the committees decision to close the search in December to ensure the confidentiality of the candidates.

President Rochon creates goals for remainder of his presidency

By Sophia Tulp, Assistant News Editor March 23, 2016
The Ithaca College leadership has narrowed its areas of focus for the last 17 months of President Tom Rochon’s tenure. The college will focus on enhancing academics, strengthening engagement and growing the financial health of the college, while also continuing work on shared governance and diversity and inclusion.
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