Harvey Spector is TC's New VPFA
Teachers College has named Harvey Spector as its new Vice President for Finance and Administration, effective June 4, 2007.
Spector, a native New Yorker who served as deputy budget director in
Spector holds masters degrees in public administration and city and regional planning from
With the hiring of Spector, Teachers College ends a search that began last October with the departure of Fred Schnur, its longtime VPFA. The position has been filled on an interim basis by Morton Grusky, former Vice Dean for Finance and Administration at the
"We are very pleased that Harvey Spector has decided to join the administrative team at Teachers College," said Susan H. Fuhrman, the College's President. "He brings nearly 30 years of financial experience, including an orientation toward multi-year planning and the track record of having helped FIT accomplish a complete turnaround of its facilities, administrative processes and finances. With his roots and commitment to
"The feedback from all the groups that met with Harvey is that he is a talented, experienced person who is interested in genuine collaboration and committed to the full sharing of information within the TC community," added Gary Natriello, Ruth L. Gottesman Professor of Education Research, who chaired the advisory committee for the search process.
Spector said he looks forward to working both in a graduate school environment and a school of education.
"Teachers College is one of the great educational institutions in the nation, and under
Spector also applauded the College's current emphasis on expanding and improving its research output, which he said could ultimately help boost its revenues. He said that his immediate priorities will be to establish a long-range financial plan for the institution and address ongoing maintenance issues.
Spector is married to Connie Kaiser, former deputy commissioner of