St. Mary’s College of Maryland President Tuajuanda C. Jordan announced today that, after a national search, Paul A. Pusecker III will join the College as the vice president for business and finance/chief financial officer on July 1, 2018.
“I am excited to welcome Paul to the St. Mary’s College of Maryland community,” said President Jordan. “Effectively managing our resources is crucial to being able to fulfill our mission as Maryland’s only honors college, the foundation upon which our success stands, and I have great confidence in Paul’s ability to help us continue to grow. A sincere thank you to current CFO Charles (Chip) Jackson for his 32 years of tireless and committed service to the College, the past five in his current position. Chip has been responsible for the look and feel of the College. We wish him all the best in his retirement knowing that he has made an indelible mark on this institution and within the community.” Chip Jackson will retire from St. Mary’s College effective August 31, 2018.
“I am excited and honored to be given this tremendous opportunity,” said Pusecker. “I look forward to working with all of the campus constituencies to continue to advance St. Mary’s College of Maryland.”
Since July 2001, Pusecker has served as the senior chief business officer for the College of Arts & Sciences, at the University of Delaware. As the senior business officer, Paul oversees the day-to-day administration and management of the dean’s office, directing all facets of the daily operation of the college staff and directly assists the dean in the management of personnel and budgetary planning and execution for 42 departments, programs, and centers. He acts as the college personnel director with over 1,100 employees, and is responsible for the administration, management, and execution of a $128 Million annual budget. Paul serves as the college ombudsman, acting as the dean’s arbitrator/mediator, assisting the deputy dean and four associate deans in the resolution of issues and concerns. He is also the principal manager for space utilization and capital renovations and construction within the college (spread out over 40 buildings across campus). Further, he collaborates on the dean’s visionary guidance for increasing the national reputation and stature of the college and its subordinate programs and units.
Prior to this appointment, he retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after over 20 years of active duty service. While in the military, Paul served in a variety of human resource management, senior staff, and command positions throughout the United States and the world, culminating with his assignment as chair in the Military Science Department (Army ROTC) at the University of Delaware. While in uniform, he also served as an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the US Military Academy, West Point.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University and a master’s degree in social psychology from Penn State. He and his spouse, Kathleen Langan Pusecker, have three grown, married daughters. Their activities include scuba diving, traveling, and taking their two adopted dogs for long walks.