Director of Budget and Planning John Hogan to retire in August 2007, after more than 30 years at SU
Director of Budget and Planning John Hogan to retire in August 2007, after more than 30 years at SUNovember 14, 2006Kevin Morrowkdmorrow@syr.edu
John B. Hogan, Syracuse University’s longstanding director of budget and planning, will leave his post effective Aug. 1, 2007.
He will be succeeded by Gwenn B. Judge, associate director of budget and planning since 1999, according to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Louis G. Marcoccia and Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric F. Spina.
Hogan joined the University in 1974 as a budget analyst. He was appointed budget director in 1978, reporting to then-Vice Chancellor Clifford L. Winters. He assumed the title of director of budget and planning in 1985, serving first under the direction of Chancellor Melvin A. Eggers and later chancellors Kenneth A. Shaw and Nancy Cantor, and more recently reporting to Marcoccia.
In the 1990s, during which SU’s enrollment decreased significantly, Hogan provided critical guidance and administrative support for a successful University-wide fiscal restructuring. More recently, he has been instrumental in the research, development and implementation of the University’s newly adopted Responsibility Center Management (RCM) budgeting system. During his tenure, Hogan has served on dozens of University committees; he has been a member of the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Affairs since 1978.
“This seems like an ideal time to retire,” Hogan says. “The transition to a new budgeting system allows for greater sharing of responsibility for the budget in ways that weren’t possible until now. I look forward to relaxing a bit in retirement, and I leave the University knowing that its budget operation is in good hands.”
“John Hogan has truly been an important leader and innovator in supporting the University’s evolving missions and visions,” Marcoccia says. “His knowledge, insight, work effort and accomplishments in the planning and management of the University’s budget during the most recent four decades have been incredibly important to the institution’s ability to build and sustain a solid financial base. The University has been very fortunate to have had John as its director of budget and planning, and I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with John during my career at the University.”
Before coming to SU, Hogan served two years as Brown University’s supervisor of budgets and records. He also worked for two years as an intern in the Comptroller’s Office at Brown and for two years as a quality control auditor at General Electric Co. Hogan is a graduate of Adirondack Community College and Bryant University.
Judge was a senior budget and planning analyst in the Office of Budget and Planning prior to being appointed associate director. From 1980-86, she was director of budget and business operations for the SU College of Law. Before that, she worked with the New York State Department of Audit and Control. She is a graduate of Siena College.
Judge’s committee experience at SU is extensive. She currently serves as an ex officio member of the RCM Committee and is heading a team within the Office of Budget and Planning that is developing the RCM reporting and modeling infrastructure. She was a team leader for development of the budget components of the recently installed PeopleSoft general ledger system.
“I am pleased that Gwenn has accepted the director’s position. She is eminently qualified to take over the leadership of the University’s Budget and Planning Office,” says Marcoccia. “Gwenn has been an important leader in the development, implementation and training programs for the Responsibility Center Management budget system, and her in-depth knowledge of RCM will serve the University well. Gwenn has developed excellent relationships with many of the University’s senior leaders, and she possesses a full understanding of the University’s financial and records systems.
“Gwenn will be restructuring the Office of Budget and Planning to put in place additional support and training services for campus budget planners and managers,” Marcoccia says. “I have had the opportunity to work closely with Gwenn on many budgeting matters and have been impressed by her knowledge and her sound decision making. I am confident that under Gwenn’s leadership the Office of Budget and Planning will continue to improve its service to University departments, while also refining the RCM budget in support of Scholarship in Action.”
Says Spina: “Gwenn is an ideal person to lead the Office of Budget and Planning. Particularly as Academic Affairs and Business, Finance and Administrative Services work together more closely on budgetary matters, Gwenn’s understanding of academic units and her background with academic budgets will allow the office to strengthen the collaborative relationships with the academic units of the University. Gwenn is a can-do person with a great skill set and high integrity. I look forward to working with her even more closely in her new role.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity for me personally,” Judge says, “but more importantly it’s an opportunity to direct the resources of the Office of Budget and Planning and its new systems to support the mission of the University.”