ALBANY (February 13, 2017) — The College of Saint Rose announces the appointment of Debra Lee Polley of Esperance, Schoharie County, as vice president for finance and administration.
In her new role, Polley will be responsible for strategic financial planning and overall management of the College’s financial resources and operations. She also will oversee the College’s human resources, security, technology, and facilities and housekeeping offices, as well as all treasury, accounting and business operations.
Polley has been with Saint Rose for more than two decades, having joined the College as an accountant in 1994. Her other roles have included associate director of financial services, director of financial services, comptroller and associate vice president for finance.
A native of Newburgh, Polley holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta and is a licensed certified public accountant.
“Debbie has served Saint Rose with distinction for 22 years. She is a consummate professional and a trusted and deeply knowledgeable colleague with an unwavering commitment to the best interests of our students and the College. I am so pleased that Debbie will lead this all-important area,” said Saint Rose President Dr. Carolyn J. Stefanco.
Prior to starting at Saint Rose, Polley was a manager at UHY LLP in Albany and a senior accountant at Vanacore, Debenedictus, DiGiovanni & Weddell LLP in Newburgh.
Polley holds membership in the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).
In the community, Polley has been deeply involved in the Schoharie Little League. For more than a decade, she has served as a member of the Little League board and as treasurer, helping the organization obtain grants and raise funds, and pitching in to operate the concession stand.
Polley and her husband Phil have two sons: Joseph, 17, and John, 13.