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June 17, 2008
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

SUNY Upstate names three to key positions

The following appointments were announced by SUNY Upstate Medical University:

? Stuart M. Wright, C.P.A., has been appointed chief financial officer for University Hospital. Prior to joining University Hospital, Wright served as financial director for National Government Services at WellPoint Inc., a national healthcare insurer. He is a certified public accountant and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa. Wright resides in Cazenovia.

? Sharon Huard has been named director of Student Support Services in the Division of Student Affairs. Huard joined SUNY Upstate’s Division of Student Affairs in 1998, overseeing all areas of on-campus housing for students, including counseling, discipline, programming and referrals, among other responsibilities. Huard earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in counseling at SUNY Oswego. She is the recipient of SUNY Upstate’s President’s Employee Recognition Award for Supervisor of the Year in 2007. Huard lives on the east side of Syracuse.

? Michael R. Pede has been named director of financial aid, after serving as interim director since February 2007. Pede joined SUNY Upstate in 1988 as assistant director of financial aid; he assumed additional responsibilities as registrar in 1993. Pede earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and sociology from SUNY Fredonia in 1978 and a master’s degree in higher/postsecondary education administration from Syracuse University in 1986. He is the author and coauthor of articles regarding the student loan application process and a guide to student loan counseling, among other articles published in the newsletter of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA). Pede resides in Minoa.

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