Interim Chief Financial Officer, Vice Chancellor for Capital Facilities, & General Manager of the Construction Fund
Robert M. Haelen was appointed by the Chancellor to the position of Interim Chief Financial Officer on August 14, 2013. Mr. Haelen will also continue to hold his current titles as Vice Chancellor for Capital Facilities and General Manager of the State University Construction Fund, which he has held since January 11, 2011.
Robert Haelen has been a Construction Fund employee since 1989. He started as an Accountant and subsequently became Assistant Manager of Fiscal Affairs. In 1997, he became Director of Capital Program Management and in 1999 was appointed Treasurer, an Officer of the Construction Fund. In March of 2003 he was appointed Acting Assistant General Manager of Program and Finance. In March of 2005, he was officially appointed Assistant General Manager of Program and Finance. Finally, Mr. Haelen was appointed Deputy General Manager of the Construction Fund on March 12, 2009.
As Vice Chancellor for Capital Facilities, Mr. Haelen oversees the Office of Capital Facilities, which includes capital planning, environmental health and safety, energy management and residence halls, and hospital and community college capital programs.
As General Manager of the Construction Fund, Mr. Haelen is responsible for the Board of Trustees policy implementation, capital budget development and implementation, and leading Construction Fund professionals in the planning, design, construction and funding of SUNY’s capital projects. The Construction Fund appointed Mr. Haelen as General Manager at a meeting held December 14, 2010.
Mr. Haelen graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from New York University in 1981 and received his M.S in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany in 1984. He is a certified Public Accountant.