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Robert M. Haelen

Senior Vice Chancellor for Capital Facilities & General Manager of the Construction Fund

Robert M. Haelen

Robert M. Haelen is the Senior Vice Chancellor for Capital Facilities and General Manager of the State University Construction Fund, which he has held since January 2011 and has over 30 years of experience with SUNY.

As Senior 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.

In his role 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.  In December 2010, Mr. Haelen was appointed by the SUNY Board of Trustees as Vice Chancellor for Capital Facilities and was appointed by the Construction Fund Board of Trustees as General Manager.

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, and an Officer of the Construction Fund. In March of 2003, he was appointed Acting Assistant General Manager of Program and Finance. Two years later, he was officially appointed Assistant General Manager of Program and Finance. Mr. Haelen was appointed Deputy General Manager of the Construction Fund in March 2009 and General Manager in December 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.

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