Inside Rensselaer
Recent Appointments and Promotions

Alexandre da Silva has been named director of auxiliary, parking, and transportation services. A veteran of nearly 18 years of experience in auxiliary services for higher education institutions, he joined Rensselaer in this new role on Jan. 3, reporting to Paul Martin, assistant vice president for administration. Da Silva will manage Rensselaer’s residence life business office, and parking and transportation services. He also will be responsible for developing, monitoring, and maintaining the campus food service contract, the vending and washer/dryer programs, and the campus card office. As an auxiliary unit, the Office of Conference Services reports to Auxiliary Services. He also will provide primary management oversight of the Parking and Transportation Office, with a focus on the development of campus parking policies and programs, maintenance of fair enforcement procedures, operation of an effective shuttle and transportation system to Rensselaer facilities (including facilities in downtown Troy), and coordination with the Director of Public Safety to maintain effective emergency management procedures, including the emergency evacuation of Rensselaer facilities. Prior to joining Rensselaer, da Silva served as director of auxiliary services at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., where he managed an operating budget of $11.5 million and supervised a staff of approximately 120.

Helen Grzymala, formerly associate budget director, has been promoted to budget director in the Office of Finance. Grzymala is now primarily responsible for overseeing Institutewide budget and forecast models. Also, she will oversee Institutewide financial and budget data and reporting, and serve as the Finance Data Warehouse system liaison. She will ensure timely support, as well as accurate and relevant financial information management. Grzymala has been with Rensselaer for 24 years, beginning as a manager of financial operations in the School of Engineering.

Eileen McLoughlin has been promoted from budget director to assistant vice president for finance and budgeting. McLoughlin will assume full oversight for the Institutewide integrated financial/business management structure, and will oversee the compilation and monitoring of financial aspects of the current institutional strategic plan. She also will be responsible for the development of annual operating and capital budgets. She is a faculty member and past chairperson of the National Association of College and Business Officers, and a frequent speaker on financial and budgeting issues in higher education. Prior to assuming her role as director of financial planning and budgeting at Rensselaer in 1996, McLoughlin had an extensive professional background in healthcare as a budget and cost accountant

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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 5, Number 2, February 4, 2011
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