Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion
David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute
of Religion (HUC-JIR), announced the appointment of Robert J. Goldsmith
as Vice President of Finance. As the chief financial officer of the
College-Institute, Goldsmith will manage the national business office
and be responsible for the development and management of the budget.
Appointed January 1, 2002, to this national position, he will be based
in Cincinnati - one of the four international centers of learning
of the College-Institute. Rabbi Ellenson stated: "We welcome Rob and
look forward to his guidance in advancing the mission of the College-Institute.
We are also delighted that Arthur Grant will continue as Vice President
for Administration and Strategic Planning."
Appoints New Vice President of Finance, Robert J. Goldsmith
Goldsmith brings to HUC-JIR almost twenty years of experience
in the fields of finance and business. He most recently served as
the Vice President for Finance and Administration at the State University
of New York, College at Purchase, a college with 4,000 students,
600 employees, a $20 million payroll, an all-funds operating budget
of $60 million, endowment of $30 million, and a $90 million capital
construction projects budget. As the chief business and financial
officer, Goldsmith played an active role in the strategic and operations
planning and co-chaired the information technology planning and
oversight team, among many other responsibilities.
Before coming to SUNY, Purchase, Goldsmith served as Vice President
for Finance and Auxiliary Services at The Sage Colleges in Troy,
New York, and Director of Business Affairs at the State University
of New York, College of Technology at Delhi, and has had additional
experience as Budget Director and Senior Accountant.
Goldsmith received a B.A. in Accounting from Marietta College
(Marietta, OH) and a M.B.A. with a concentration in Higher Education
Finance and Administration from the University of Kentucky Graduate
School, College of Business and Economics. He is a member of the
National Association of College and University Business Officers,
the SUNY Business Officers Association, and the U.S. Department
of Education National Review Panelists. He serves as the Brotherhood
President of the United Jewish Center in Danbury, CT, where he also
sings in the choir and is a member of the Board of Trustees.