Randolph College President Bradley W. Bateman today announced the appointment of James Manaro as vice president for finance and administration. Manaro, who brings more than 25 years of higher education finance and budgeting experience, was chosen after a highly competitive and extensive national search. He will assume the position in February.
Manaro comes to Randolph from Washington College in Maryland, where he has served as senior vice president for finance and administration since 2007. His responsibilities at Washington College include oversight of the planning and construction of capital projects as well as all fiscal matters.
“I am looking forward to working with faculty, staff, trustees and the friends of Randolph College,” Manaro said.
His extensive career includes experience in higher education and the business field. Before Washington College, Manaro served as senior vice president for finance and administration at Clarkson University in New York and vice president for finance and treasurer at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania. He has also worked as vice president for institutional and public finance at the Student Loan Marketing Association ("Sallie Mae"), assistant to the vice president for finance at Yale University, financial manager for the City of San Francisco, associate deputy administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, and budget analyst in the Congressional Budget Office.
Manaro earned a baccalaureate of science degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master's degree in public policy and administration from SUNY Stony Brook's Averell Harriman College.
He will replace Mitch Wesolowski, who has served in the position on an interim basis during the year-long national search. “We must express our gratitude to Mitch for his hard work and dedication while he has served as our interim chief financial officer,” Bateman said.