In August 2006, George P. LaRosa was appointed Officer-in-Charge at Farmingdale State by SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan. A veteran of the SUNY system with over thirty years of service, Mr. LaRosa served in this capacity until January 2007, when Dr. Hubert Keen was named President of Farmingdale State College. Mr. LaRosa now continues as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and as Operations Manager for the Research Foundation.
After leaving public accounting, Mr. LaRosa started his career within the SUNY system in 1974. He joined the staff at Farmingdale in 1977 as college accountant and was subsequently promoted to several positions within the Business and Finance area, culminating in his appointment to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the college in January 2006, with responsibility for all operational departments of the College - accounting, accounts payable, athletics, financial aid, human resources, information technology/campus computing, internal control, payroll, physical plant, purchasing, student accounts, university police, use of facilities, and all contractual, legal and insurance matters of the College. He also oversees the business and fiscal affairs of all non-State campus organizations including the Auxiliary Services Corporation, the Child Care Center, the Research Foundation, the Small Business Development Center and is a director of the Farmingdale College Foundation.
Mr. LaRosa received a BBA in Accounting and an MBA from Adelphi University’s Graduate School of Business, Garden City, NY. He holds academic rank as Professor within the School of Business, having taught accounting courses for more than ten years and belongs to various professional organizations including SUNY Business Officers’ Association (currently serving on their Executive Board), Eastern Association of Colleges and University Business Officers, National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers, and the Institute of Management Accountants. Mr. LaRosa has also been the recipient of many awards, the most notable of which is the Institute of Management Accountants’ Financial Executive of the Year Award in 1998.