The Vice President for Finance and Admninistration plays a key role in the management and operation of the institution and serves as the fiduciary face to both the board and the institution.

Tim Downs, who has served in leadership roles in operations and financial management at Princeton University for the past 14 years, has been named vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer (VPFA-CFO) at Ithaca College. Currently the executive director for facilities finance and administrative services at Princeton, he will start his new position at Ithaca on August 2. Learn more about Tim Downs.


All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile.

WittKieffer is assisting Ithaca College in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by April 5, 2021. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

file-outline VPFA Leadership Profile - vp-finance-and-administration-ithaca-college.pdf (620.65 KB)

Download a PDF of the leadership profile, qualifications, and application information.


Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

John Thornburgh and Kim Brettschneider