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Friday, January 27, 2023


From the Vice President for Finance and Management

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2022

Reassignment of Duties: Finance and Management

In light of the upcoming retirement of Jill Powell, senior assistant to the vice president for finance and management, please note the following reassignment of duties within the Finance and Management division. These changes are effective immediately:

Records Access (Freedom of Information Law)
Buffalo State complies with New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), which requires that all state agencies, including entities within SUNY, make certain records available to the public.

To ensure compliance, any campus employee in receipt of a Buffalo State FOIL request should forward it without delay to James Thor, associate vice president for financial operations and controller, who is Buffalo State’s new records access officer; and to the coordinator for financial operations, Carol Stadelmaier, the college’s new records access coordinator.  FOIL requests and inquiries pertaining to FOIL should be sent to

Records Management, Retention, and Disposition
James Thor, associate vice president for financial operations and controller, will serve as Buffalo State’s new records management officer (RMO). The RMO role includes issuing records holds and assisting counsel on various matters. These activities will be coordinated by Carol Stadelmaier, coordinator for financial operations.

Retention and disposition of official records of the SUNY campuses are governed by the New York State Arts and Cultural Affairs Law. Official records must be retained and disposed of in compliance with state and SUNY schedules. For assistance with campus records retention and disposition, please contact Brenda Ronan, compliance and business manager, who will coordinate records retention and disposition.

Trademark Licensing 
Buffalo State's trademark licensing program protects and promotes the proper use of this institution's name, marks, and logos. Buffalo State closely monitors use of its name, marks, and logos to ensure that the integrity of its trademark rights is maintained in all products. For assistance with use of campus marks and logos, please contact Bonnie Heim, director of non-contract procurement, who is Buffalo State’s new trademark licensing officer.

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the Classified Service
The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Classified Service is a SUNY system-level award that recognizes classified service employees for excellence and superior service to students and the community at large. Members of the Buffalo State community are encouraged to submit nominations for deserving colleagues. For matters relating to the 2022–2023 award, please contact Brenda Ronan, compliance and business manager.

Please join me in wishing Jill Powell all the very best in her retirement. I extend my sincerest thanks to Bonnie Heim, Brenda Ronan, Carol Stadelmaier, and James Thor for assuming these additional roles and responsibilities.