Joe Grasso is the Vice President of Finance and Administration at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. He previously served as the Associate Dean of Finance, Administration, and Corporate Relations in the ILR School at Cornell University.
Professor Grasso has 25 years of financial and managerial experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he regularly taught resident graduate and undergraduate ILR courses on campus in Ithaca and continuing education/extension courses for the Human Capital Development programs in New York City, most recently “Finance for Human Resources” and “Nonprofit Finance and Management.”
Professor Grasso was the VP of Administration at Washington and Lee University. Prior to joining Washington and Lee, he was the Associate Dean for Planning and Operations at the College of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia. Professor Grasso was also VP of Finance and Administration at Allegheny College as well as Director of Budget, Planning, and Institutional Research at Colgate University. He spent nearly a decade in New York State government serving as a Senior Budget Analyst in the Division of the Budget and as Director of the Budget for the New York State Thruway Authority. Professor Grasso started his career in the Financial Management Program at General Electric.
Professor Grasso received his graduate degree in human resources from the ILR School at Cornell University and a B.A. in economics from St. Lawrence University. He has volunteered with and served on the boards of many nonprofit and professional organizations.