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New VP of Administration and Finance Tabbed by Clinton Community College


Wednesday, October 24, 2012


PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (October 25, 2012) Clinton Community College will soon have a new Vice President for Administration and Finance. On November 19, Lisa Shovan will become the college’s Chief Financial Officer.

Shovan joins the Clinton family from the Trudeau Institute, Inc. in Saranac Lake, N.Y. where she held a number of positions. For the past four years she served as the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary. Prior to that Shovan was the Director of Business Affairs at Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. in Elizabethtown, N.Y.

Vice President for Administration and Finance Lisa Shovan said, “As an alumna of Clinton Community College, I am very honored and excited to return to the campus as a member of the Administrative Team."

The Vice President of Administration and Finance is the Chief Financial Officer of the College and is responsible for all of the College’s financial administration. In this role, Shovan will be responsible for overseeing the colleges $15-million dollar operating budget. Shovan will preside over the following offices and programs: Business/Purchasing Office, Controller’s Office, Bursar’s Office, Processing, Reception/Mail, Buildings and Grounds, and other related administrative areas. The Vice President is a member of the President’s Council and is chief advisor for financial affairs. Shovan will also serve as one of the Perpetual Directors of the Faculty Student Association and is the Chief Business Officer of the Association.

Clinton Community College President John E. Jablonski said, “Lisa comes to us with a wealth of leadership experience, having served as the chief financial officer of two other organizations. Her prior work with the Trudeau Institute and Adirondack Community Action Programs has helped her to develop insights and skills that will serve Clinton Community College well.”

“My experience in complex not-for-profit sectors allows me to bring unique leadership and skill sets to Clinton. I am passionate about making a difference and look forward to contributing to the College’s continuing success and future endeavors.” Shovan said.

Shovan is a graduate of Clinton Community College and SUNY Plattsburgh. She graduated from Clinton in 1993 with Honors where she earned a degree in Business Administration and from SUNY Plattsburgh, Cum Laude in 2000. 


She replaces Thomas Moffett who retired after 10 years of service in August.