New Vice President for Finance and Administration

Roger Stackpoole, Wheaton’s new Vice President for Finance & Administration

Dear Wheaton Community, 

I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Stackpoole, a professional with 30 years of experience in higher education management, as Wheaton’s new vice president for finance and administration. He will join the college on May 1st. 

Roger comes to Wheaton from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, where he has served as chief financial and administrative officer since 2006, overseeing finance, facilities, information technology, human resources, enrollment management and auxiliary services. In their recommendation, the search committee noted his successes in collaborative endeavors on campus and beyond.

At Le Moyne, Roger played a leadership role in guiding strategic and master planning efforts that resulted in a variety of new initiatives—from enhanced administrative services and new programs to a $160 million investment in new and renovated campus facilities. His collaboration with the provost was identified by peers as an exemplary partnership. 

In addition, Roger was a member of the founding team of the Upstate New York College Collaboration, a consortium of 15 public and private colleges and universities for which he has served two terms as president. He also has been a leader in the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) as well, serving on its Board of Directors and as president of the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers. 

Prior to Le Moyne, Roger held posts as assistant treasurer and controller at the Rochester Institute of Technology, controller at both Hobart and William Smith Colleges and St. Lawrence University, and associate controller at Colgate University. He began his career as the supervising senior in-charge accountant at the Syracuse office of KPMG. He earned a bachelor of science in accounting from Le Moyne College and an MBA from Georgetown University. 

This search yielded an impressive list of highly qualified candidates. I am grateful to all the search committee members, and especially to co-chairs Prof. Linda Eisenmann and Vice President for Enrollment Walter Caffey for their thorough and thoughtful work. In addition, I want to thank the staff and faculty at Wheaton who gave their time, care, and feedback. Finally, I also want to express my deep appreciation for Philip Shapiro, who has guided Wheaton through this transition period as our interim vice president for finance and administration. 

Please join me in welcoming Roger Stackpoole to Wheaton. 



Michaele Whelan
Wheaton College