PLATTSBURGH — Lisa Shovan graduated with honors from Clinton Community College in 1993.
She returns to the school as an administrator this month with plans to make a difference at the school.
“My experience in complex not-for-profit sectors allows me to bring unique leadership and skill sets to Clinton,” Shovan said.
Clinton Community College hired Shovan as its new vice president for administration and finance.
She starts as the school’s Chief Financial Officer Nov. 19, replacing Thomas Moffett, who retired at the end of August with 10 years of service.
Shovan comes to Clinton Community College from the Trudeau Institute, Inc. in Saranac Lake, where she held a number of positions.
She served as chief financial officer for the past four years, also spending time as treasurer and assistant secretary.
Before that, Shovan was the director of business affairs at Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. in Elizabethtown.
Shovan graduated with honors from Clinton Community College in 1993 with a degree in business administration. She graduated cum laude from Plattsburgh State in 2000.
“As an alumna of Clinton Community College, I am very honored and excited to return to the campus as a member of the administrative team,” Shovan said.
Clinton’s vice president of administration and finance is the chief financial officer for the school and responsible for the college’s financial administration.
Shovan will oversee Clinton Community College’s $15 million operating budget and will preside over the following offices and programs: business/purchasing, controller’s office, bursar’s office, processing, reception/mail, buildings and grounds, and other related administrative areas.
The vice president is a member of the president’s council and is chief advisor for financial affairs.
Shovan will also serve as one of the perpetual directors of the faculty Student Association and is the chief business officer of the association.
“Lisa comes to us with a wealth of leadership experience, having served as the chief financial officer of two other organizations,” said Clinton Community College President John Jablonski. “Her prior work with the Trudeau Institute and Adirondack Community Action Programs has helped her to develop insights and skills that will serve Clinton Community College well.”
“I am passionate about making a difference and look forward to contributing to the college’s continuing success and future endeavors,” Shovan said.