University of Connecticut, Vice President & Chief Operating Office Records
Scope and Content
The records of this office pertain to the administrative operations involved in the everyday activities of the University--budget, finance, payroll, human resources, facilities, etc. The collection contains correspondence, reports, studies, minutes, financial and legal records, publications, photographs and maps. Of special interest are the legal records in Series IV and Series VIII, which provide insight into the physical growth and expansion of the University in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A small glimpse into the lives of Depression-era students, while attending and afterwards, can be extrapolated from the correspondence with the Student Loan Committee in Series V. The records of the VP &CFO (2000-) are described in the finding aid for that office.
- undated, 1875-1986
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
the COO is responsible for overseeing construction, renovation, operation, logistics and security of the University's physical plant; human resources and payroll; purchasing; accounts payable; information technology; business services; and public and environmental safety, as well as formulation of strategy and policies to ensure effective administration, sound business practices, safety and regulatory compliance within these areas, in conformity with policies established by the board of trustees. http://www.uconn.edu/administration/vp_coo.php
Finance and Administration separated into two departments in 1988 and reunited in 1991. The responsibilities were again separated in 2000 with the appointment of Lorraine Aronson.
Chief Clerk and Purchasing Agent, Treasurer, Comptroller
Raymond I. Longley, 1916-1943
Leonard C. Riccio, 1943-1958/9
Vice President for Finance and Administration
John M. Evans, 1960-1973
Richard J. DeHaan, 1973-1975
Harry J. Hartley1975-1978
C. Edward Hanna (acting), 1978-1979
Arthur L. Gillis, 1979-1984
Harry J. Hartley, 1984-1988
Wilbur R. Jones, 1991-1998
Vice President for Finance
Thomas R. Popplewell, (interim), 1988-1989
Wilbur R. Jones, 1989-1991
Vice President for Administration
Sallie A. Giffen, 1988-1991
Vice President for Operations
Dale Dreyfus, 1998-2005
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Lorraine Aronson, 2000-2008
Richard Gray, 2008-
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith, -2006
Barry Feldman, 2006-2012
32.55 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Office records for the office responsible for the administration of operations and fiscal activities for the University of Connecticut.
The records of several administrative tenures have been combined to form the following series:
Series I: Administrative Records (undated, 1908-1986) includes correspondence, reports, studies, minutes and related materials from several tenures.
Series II: Construction Projects (undated, 1896-1970) includes correspondence, legal and financial records pertaining to construction at the University, primarily on the Storrs campus.
Series III: Vendor Materials (1916-1977) contains contracts, brochures and correspondence with companies doing business with the institution.
Series IV: Property Transfers and Bequests (undated, 1875-1972) includes copies of deeds and related legal documents pertaining to the transfer of property to or from the University.
Series V: Student Loan Committee Correspondence (1920-1936) includes correspondence between the committee and alumni of the institution in regard to the repayment of loans.
Series VI: Photographs (undated) contains photographs removed from Series I-V.
Series VII: Oversize Materials (undated, 1915-1975) contains oversize maps, blueprints and plats extracted from Series I-V, as well as loose in the collection.
Series VIII: Financial Records (undated, 1899-1930) contains ledgers and payroll records from the early years of the institution. These records provide insight into the activities and programs at the University during years in which the administrative records are incomplete. Materials transferred from the VP&CFO Office are described in the finding aid for that office.
The materials in the collection have been transferred in installments over the years from the office(s) reporting to this administrative unit.
The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged:
By-Laws of the Univeristy of Connecticut Faculty-Alumni Center. Dodd
By-Laws of the University of Connecticut Foundation. Dodd
Enrollment at State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Fall 1977. Dodd
Guide to thoughtful giving and estate planning. Dodd
Higher Cost of a Higher Education. Undergraduate Trends in New England, 1970-1975. Dodd
Plan for the development of the School of Law of the University of Connecticut. Dodd
Report on the Development Program of the University of Connecticut and recommendations for a master plan leading to a major centennial campaign. Dodd
Student Charges at State and Land-Grant Universities. Dodd Periodicals
Undergraduate course programs of 1,612, 1965 University of Connecticut graduates. Dodd
Undergraduate quality point ratios of 1,612 1965 University of Connecticut graduates. Dodd
University of Connecticut 1970. Dodd
University of Connecticut Reconnaissance Survey. Dodd
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