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Cornellian to join College's leadership team

Paul StreeterPaul Streeter has been named the Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, effective June 14, 2010. Streeter is currently serving as Cornell's associate vice president for planning and budget. Elmira Mangum, Vice President for Planning and Budget, is in the process of evaluating the needs of the division and in the next few weeks will make plans to fill the position.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Paul, and it is well deserved,” said Mangum. “While we're sorry to see him leave our division, we're proud of the goals he has accomplished. His recent leadership on the administrative efficiency changes set the stage for the up coming implementation and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him and look forward to his continued involvement in university wide programs.”

During his 24-year career at Cornell, he has held a variety of positions, including senior project director in the university's Division of Planning and Budget, director of finance and administrative operations in Cornell's College of Human Ecology and associate audit director in the University’s University Audit Office.

“Paul’s Cornell experience is deep, broad and seemingly tailored for the needs of this position,” said Michael I. Kotlikoff, Austin O. Hooey Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “I have had the privilege of working with him on several strategic issues at the university level and have been consistently impressed with his strategic thinking, the deep respect in which he is held across campus, and his commitment to Cornell. Paul will continue to play an important central role in the University’s Reimagining initiative, and will be an important partner in moving entrepreneurial initiatives of the College of Veterinary Medicine forward.”

As the college’s chief business officer, Streeter will lead several administrative units, including finance, budget and accounting, human resources, facilities, and information technology. As a member of the executive leadership team, he will help to determine the strategic direction of the college and represent the college on audit/compliance concerns and risk management issues related to administration of the college. He will also oversee the College’s new clinical initiative in the New York metropolitan area and emerging partnerships in Qatar and Hong Kong.

“I am excited to join the team at the College of Veterinary Medicine,” said Streeter. “I’ve been at the university for a long time and have always been intrigued, from an administrative perspective, by the wide range of activities and interesting opportunities at the college. The college has a reputation for making sound, mission-driven decisions, for choosing the entrepreneurial road, and for solving problems. I’m anxious to be an integral part of that spirit.”

“Cornell is fortunate to count Paul among its leaders,” said Kent Fuchs, University Provost. “He is extremely knowledgeable, hard working, fair minded, and has earned the high respect of all who know him. I am grateful for his contributions to the university and am pleased that the College of Veterinary Medicine will benefit from his expertise.”

Streeter received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from LeMoyne College, an MBA from Cornell, and is a certified public accountant. Born and raised in the area, he co-founded the Dryden Youth Opportunity Fund in 2003, is the upcoming chair of the 2010 Cornell United Way campaign, and was a board member of both the Dryden Central School District and Gadabout Transportation Services Inc. A father of three, Streeter and his wife, Ann Marie, live in Dryden.

Streeter succeeds Gene Wheeler, who retired after 35 years with the university in June 2009 and has served on a part-time basis for the last year.

“The college is deeply indebted to Gene,” said Kotlikoff. “His solid advice, institutional wisdom, and positive attitude have helped the college respond to course-changing financial challenges, develop successful recruiting strategies, maintain a complex physical plant, and serve incredibly varied computing needs. Gene has been a force for institutional organization, aggressively implementing work-force planning initiatives and structuring a financial relationship within the College that promotes accountability and sound financial decisions within academic and administrative units.”