James Van Voorst steps down as vice president for administration
President Harvey Stenger announced on May 6 that Vice President for Administration James Van Voorst has accepted a position as vice president for administration and finance at the University at Albany, effective July 1.
“The vice president for administration bears an incredible responsibility to ensure that Binghamton University’s daily operations run smoothly and provide the campus with the infrastructure it needs,” said Stenger. “Jim has borne that responsibility with intelligence, confidence and humor, helping to establish Binghamton as a model for campuses across the country. His ability to develop and execute plans for projects that have advanced Binghamton University is unmatched and the entire campus owes him a debt of gratitude.”
“I’m extremely grateful to the campus for allowing me to fill the position of vice president for administration,” said Van Voorst. “It’s been a privilege to work for a campus with such an emphasis on quality. It’s made my job easier.
“During my tenure here, I’ve worked with many talented, dedicated people,” he added. “The people make the campus what it is, and I will miss them.”
Van Voorst joined Binghamton University in 2000, and was promoted from assistant to associate vice president in 2002. He was appointed vice president for administration in 2005.
Prior to joining Binghamton’s administrative team, he served as controller for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Van Voorst was also university accountant at the University at Albany for 18 years and prior to that he was a supervising auditor for the New York state comptroller.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Siena College and his master’s degree in accounting from the University at Albany. He has been a licensed CPA in New York state since 1979, and is a member and past chapter president of the Association of Governmental Accountants, NY Capital Chapter.
Van Voorst committed to making the transition as seamless as possible.