Albany – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced she will be recommending to the SUNY Board of Trustees
that Robert Haelen be appointed Vice Chancellor for Capital Facilities.
Subject to approval by the
Board, Mr. Haelen's appointment will be effective January 11, 2011. Mr. Haelen,
currently deputy general manager of the SUNY Construction Fund, will serve as
acting vice chancellor until that time.
“Bob Haelen has been an
invaluable resource to SUNY and the Construction Fund for many years,” said
Chancellor Zimpher. “His enthusiasm for his work and his vast experience
dealing with significant facilities issues will become all the more relevant as
he takes on a new role during these difficult economic times. I look forward to
working with Bob and thank the Board for considering his appointment.”
As vice chancellor for capital
facilities, Mr. Haelen will oversee 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.
Mr. Haelen will also serve as
general manager of the SUNY Construction Fund, as per their Board’s appointment
at a meeting held December 14, 2010. As general manager, Mr. Haelen will be
responsible for implementation of Board of Trustees policy, capital budget
development and implementation, and leading Construction Fund professionals in
the planning, design, construction and funding of SUNY’s capital projects.
An employee of the Construction
Fund since 1989, Mr. Haelen began 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 2003 he was appointed acting assistant general
manager of program and finance, and assumed that role permanently in March
2005. In March 2009, Mr. Haelen was appointed deputy general manager of the
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
Mr. Haelen will earn a salary
of $210,000 per year. The Construction Fund
will reimburse SUNY fifty percent of his salary.
About the State University of New York
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating nearly 465,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate
programs on 64 campuses with over 2.4 million alumni around the globe. To
learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu