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Senior Vice Provost and Chief Financial Officer

Michael McGoff

Michael McGoffMichael F. McGoff, senior vice provost and chief financial officer, is the former associate dean for academic affairs and administration at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. He has been employed at the University since 1967 and had been a member of the dean of the Watson School's staff since the establishment of the school in 1983. During the period of 1988-1990, he also served as acting chairman of the Department of Computer Science and from 2008-2009, he served as acting vice president for administration for the University.

Prior to the establishment of the Watson School, McGoff served as assistant dean in the School of Advanced Technology (SAT) at Binghamton and was acting dean of SAT in 1982 and 1983. He earned an associate's degree from Broome Community College and the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the State University of New York at Binghamton. His doctoral dissertation earned the distinguished dissertation award.

He is a member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and the Academic Planning Academy for SCUP. Additionally, he is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), the American Name Society, the American Dialect Society and the International Congress of Onomastic Sciences. He is also past project director for SUNY's Alliance for Minority Participation, Binghamton Region, an NSF-funded program locally called the Binghamton Success Program.

As senior vice provost, he is responsible for developing and maintaining base budgets for the University and for developing strategies, assessments and information that guide decisions about University program development. In addition to his responsibilities for the provost, the senior vice provost has the following university-wide responsibilities:

  • Long-term and yearly enrollment projections
  • Long-term and annual budget projections
  • Oversight of a regularized budget request process
  • Oversight of business affairs
  • To collect and analyze data on key metrics that track progress toward strategic objectives
  • To track University achievements relative to SUNY System expectations including assessment programs and performance funding
  • Long-term and annual plans for space utilization
  • Liaison to the University's facilities planning process

He has direct-line responsibility for the operations of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, the Office of University Budget, the Office of Business Affairs, the Office of Administrative Affairs, the Office of Course Building and Academic Space Management, the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, the University Art Museum and the Office of Strategic and Fiscal Planning. The Office of Athletics Compliance also reports to him. 

The senior vice provost and chief financial officer reports to the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.

He is married to Donna Pylypciw, an artist and musician. They have one child, Anna McGoff, who is a graduate of Binghamton University and Georgetown University.

Senior Vice Provost McGoff's office is located in room 711 of the Couper Administration Building (AD-711). His phone number is 607-777-2143. E-mail:

Last Updated: 11/7/17