James Manaro most recently has been Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. At Clarkson, Manaro was responsible for the management of $282 million in assets and supervised 155 employees. He also served as treasurer of the Board of Trustees and as liaison for four board committees.
He earned a baccalaureate of science degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from SUNY Stony Brook’s Averell Harriman College. After serving as a budget analyst in the Congressional Budget Office, he was Associate Deputy Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, then Financial Manager for the City of San Francisco, and then Assistant to the Vice President for Finance at Yale University. He also served as Vice President for Institutional and Public Finance at the Student Loan Marketing Association (“Sallie Mae”) and, prior to helming the finances of Clarkson University, was Vice President for Finance and Treasurer at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania.