Division of Finance Senior Leaders
- UVM Operating Budget
- UVM Annual Financial Statements
- Budget Planning
- Board of Trustees Budget, Finance and Investment Committee
- Socially Responsible
Investing Advisory Council
Richard H. Cate, Vice President for Finance and University Treasurer
Richard Cate became Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration at the University of Vermont in 2008, followed by his permanent appointment as Vice President in 2009. His role as Vice President for Finance and University Treasurer began in July 2013. Richard also serves as a lecturer for the University in the Master of Public Administration program. Prior to coming to UVM, he had served as Vermont’s Commissioner of Education since 2003, preceded by his service as executive deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of the New York State Education Department where he managed a budget of more than $19 billion and a staff of over 3,100 employees. Prior to that, he served as that department's chief financial officer. Richard has extensive experience in Vermont education and civil service. Among his positions in the state, he served for seven years as executive director of the Vermont Superintendents Association (non-profit) and for five years as city manager of the City of Barre, where his responsibilities included leading the departments of city government and managing the municipal budget. Before being appointed as City Manager, Richard served on the Barre City Council for three years.
A native Vermonter, Richard graduated from Montpelier High School before attending the University of Vermont, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He later earned a Master of Public Administration degree and a C.A.S. in Planning and Policy Analysis from Rockefeller College at the University of Albany.
Claire Burlingham, University Controller
Claire L. Burlingham joined UVM as University Controller in May 2009. Prior to assuming this position, she served as Dean of Administration at State University of New York (SUNY) Ulster County campus. Claire began her career in the SUNY system 22 years ago as Director of Accounting and worked her way up through the ranks, serving as Associate Dean of Administration at SUNY Duchess and Controller and Dean of Administration at SUNY Ulster. Prior to entering the field of academia Claire spent seven years as a senior staff accountant in the public accounting field.
She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Siena College and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in financial management from Marist College. In addition to her work as a professional in the financial management field, Claire has also served as an adjunct professor at SUNY Ulster, SUNY Duchess, and Marist College, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in financial accounting, tax, auditing, and financial management.
Alberto Citarella, University Budget Director
Citarella joined UVM in July 2012 as the University Budget
Director responsible for the Financial Analysis and Budgeting
(FAB) Office. Major responsibilities for FAB include administering
the University’s annual budgeting process and providing timely,
accurate financial analysis and advice to decision-makers at UVM.
Most recently, prior to coming to UVM, Alberto was the Budget
Director at Champlain College, where he was responsible for the
annual budgeting process as well as the school’s long-term
financial analysis. Prior to that Alberto was in charge of finance
at Jumpstart for Young Children, a national non-profit based out
of Boston that worked with universities and colleges throughout
the United States. Alberto holds a Bachelors of Arts from Williams
College and a Masters of Business Administration from MIT.
Stephanie Dion, Administrative Business Service Center Director
Stephanie Dion is Director of the
Administrative Business Service Center. In this role, she leads
the team in its mission of providing an enhanced level of service
and expertise in administrative core services such as finance and
human resource processes. Departments served currently
include the Offices of the President and Provost, Division of
Finance, Division of Enrollment Management, and Vice President of
Research and Graduate College.
Stephanie’s previous roles at UVM include senior financial manager for Enterprise Technology Services and budget analyst for Financial Analysis and Budgeting. Stephanie worked as a senior financial analyst for General Dynamics before coming to the University in 2005. She graduated from the UVM with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and holds a Master of Science in Administration from Saint Michael’s College.
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