Linda Dauer serves as Vice President for Administration & Finance at Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), Middletown, New York, overseeing the fiscal operations of a $62M budget, student accounts, institutional research, facilities, safety and security, human resources, and payroll. At the College, she serves as a member of the executive leadership team and brings an extensive knowledge of budgeting, financial and strategic planning, forecasting, auditing, and business operations management to her vice president role. Linda joined SUNY Orange in August 2016 after a short assignment as Finance Director at the West Point Association of Graduates. Previously, Ms. Dauer served as the Associate Vice President for Finance & Administration at Plymouth State University (PSU), part of the University System of New Hampshire, after being promoted from the position of Director of Budget & Financial Planning. At PSU, she directed and managed the university’s fiscal operation for a $120M budget. She also oversaw an array of administrative departments, including Budget & Accounting Services, Student Account Services, and Purchasing, Disbursements and Contract Services.
Before entering higher education, Linda served as a financial forecasting analyst for the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative; senior accountant for the firm of Kennedy and Coe, LLC, of Monte Vista, Colo.; and senior accountant for Dominion Bankshares Mortgage Corp., of Fairfax, VA.
Her community service has included more than 20 years as treasurer for several nonprofit finance committees in Colorado and New Hampshire and eight years as board member and treasurer for Mid-State Health Center, a rural healthcare facility in Plymouth, N.H.
Linda earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa., and her MBA from Plymouth State University. She is currently licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the states of New Hampshire and New York.