Finance and Administration

FIT campus from Seventh Avenue

The Finance and Administration Division manages the college's budget and operations. The vice president for Finance and Administration serves as the chief financial officer of the institution and its fundraising arm, the FIT Foundation. The division administers the college's annual budget and undertakes long-term financial planning in support of FIT's strategic plan.

The division oversees the maintenance of the college's physical plant, including renovation, expansion, and security of all campus buildings and facilities. It manages the consultant services of the college's security and buildings and grounds personnel.

Departments that report to the division include the following.


The Budget department facilitates the optimal use of FIT's resources to achieve the goals outlined in the FIT Strategic Plan, and supports the budgeting, reporting, and analysis of those resources.

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The office of the Bursar is responsible for invoicing and collecting tuition, fees, and other college-related charges.

Contract Administration

The Contract Administration department provides oversight of agreements for delivery of services on campus by outside vendors, such as custodial, engineering, and security; auxiliary services such as bookstore, dining, laundry, and vending; and leased spaces.


The Controller ensures proper stewardship of the College’s financial resources through effective policies, procedures, and internal controls. It includes the Accounting and Accounts Payable functions. 

Environmental Health and Safety

The objective of FIT's Environmental, Health, and Safety department is to maintain a healthy and safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus. The department provides training, evaluation of potential workplace hazards, plan review for construction projects, chemical hazard information and evaluation, air quality evaluations, and review of campus accidents.

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The Facilities department is responsible for the maintenance and care of academic and residential building spaces at FIT. Its work encompasses custodial, mechanical, electrical, HVAC and other functions supporting daily campus operations. Facilities also oversees construction projects that improve the quality of student, instructional, and administrative spaces.

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Operational Services

Operational Services supports faculty, staff, and students by providing quality asset management, fleet management, mailroom, printing, receiving, and surplus inventory services.

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The Payroll Office serves FIT by means of ensuring a timely and accurate employee payroll; providing excellent and responsive customer service to the entire college community; and operating within the statutes and regulations established by the federal, state, and local governments.

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Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety helps to create an atmosphere on campus that enhances the educational process by helping students and employees pursue their goals in a safe and secure environment.  


The Purchasing department works with responsible suppliers in an open and competitive manner to ensure the prudent and economical use of public funds for the acquisition of goods and services of maximum quality at the lowest possible cost.

Space Planning and Management

The department of Space Planning and Management ensures that the allocation of space will be conducted in a consistent and strategic manner designed to optimize the productive use of this limited resource, while advancing the mission and strategic priorities of the college. 

Contact Us

Finance and Administration

333 Seventh Ave, 15th Floor
(212) 217-4020
(212) 217-4021 fax

Sherry Brabham, treasurer and vice president for Finance and Administration
Caroline Samuels, deputy to the vice president for Finance and Administration
Shelci Graham, acting senior associate vice president for Finance and Administration

Bayard King, associate vice president for Finance