Office of Communications » Pitzer College Names Laura Troendle New Head of Administration and Finance
Claremont, Calif. (July 19, 2018)—Pitzer College names Laura Troendle as its new vice president of administration, finance and treasurer. She begins the post on July 23.
As vice president for administration, finance and treasurer, Troendle will provide expert financial and budget planning, supervise human resources management issues and serve as a liaison and resource to Pitzer’s president, the Board of Trustees, senior leadership and faculty. The vice president for finance, administration and treasurer organizes, coordinates and translates campus initiatives, supporting the College community’s shared aspiration to create a transformative liberal arts education.
Troendle brings 20 years of finance and administration experience to Pitzer College, including strategic planning and implementation, budget forecasting, endowment and gift management, financial management design, cash and debt management, staff and work restructuring and process mapping and efficiency. Most recently, she served as director of budget and finance for Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, where she supervised the financial and administrative management of the college’s 16 academic departments and six administrative departments, managed a $300 million budget and stewarded a $75 million endowment.
Prior to Syracuse, Troendle directed accounting and reporting for the international insurance company AXA. She was a division accounting manager at Cooper Industries Ltd. She also founded a café and catering business, which doubled its sales in two years and was successfully sold after five years.
Troendle holds a bachelor’s in accounting and a master’s in business administration from the State University of New York at Oswego.