Kate Crowley is the Director of Finance and Operations for the Office of the Vice President for IT. Kate’s team works closely with the organization’s leadership and management teams to manage the budget, expense and cost recovery systems, and funding models for the organization. Kate has working relationships with financial peers across the University and collaborates with those leaders to develop cost-effective service models, auditing programs, and to evaluate the need for new services and lines of business. Kate is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the organization’s accounting and controls as well as the preparation of the organization’s consolidated budget; she is a member of the leadership team. Kate brings a strong customer service focus to University IT; she has extensive training and development experience in Leadership Through Quality programs.
Kate joined the University in 1989, and has served in multiple roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently she served in several leadership roles in Networking and Communications and was involved in significant projects including the Telephone Modernization Project and the Optical Network Implementation Project as both the financial lead and as a customer service team lead. Prior to joining University IT, Kate worked in the College of Arts & Sciences. Her major accomplishments included project managing the College’s network implementation, developing cost models for non-matriculated programs, and managing several multi-million dollar relocation and renovation projects for the College. She was part of a development and training team that implemented Quality Management and Process Improvement programs for the College.
Kate is a graduate of SUNY Morrisville and earned membership to Alpha Sigma Lambda at St John Fisher College in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has served on the NEC Users Group Board of Directors for the past five years and is completing her tenure this year as Past President. She has presented nationally on cost recovery models for Infrastructure and Telephony in Higher Ed and on Managing and Designing Effective Work Flows. Locally, Kate served on several Agricultural and Conservation committees writing articles on Impacting Agriculture and state legislation that includes a ‘Right to Farm Life’ bill for the Town of Farmington.