Paul J. Morrell

Paul J. Morrell PortraitPaul J. Morrell holds a dual role for our community.

Paul serves as the SUNY Geneseo Assistant Vice President for Finance and Business Development. In this position, he is responsible for revenue generation initiatives, cost efficiencies for campus operations, and business development in support of facilities/major projects in alignment with Campus and SUNY strategic goals. Paul often collaborates with others as many initiatives involve overlapping interests. Paul is responsible for Business and Economic Development initiatives representing the college as a Government Relations advocate. He supports our President in her role with Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council. Paul has acted as Executive Director Finance and Business Development since September 2019 and has already delivered significant funding results for the good of our campus, including being a key player in obtaining multi-million dollar funding commitments for our new library and auxiliary services.

Paul also serves, part time, as Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SUNY Geneseo where he has served since 2012 creating over $8.0M in investment in the local community.

Paul has over 10 years in the Public Sector in economic development and government relations at the State and Federal level. Since 2013, Paul has also served on Governor Cuomo’s Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) as part of the Entrepreneurship and Development work group where he assisted in securing FLREDC $570.1 million for 715 projects through seven CFA rounds. 

Paul previously served as the Acting Commissioner of Economic Development for former Lt Governor Robert Duffy administration for the City of Rochester promoting economic development initiatives in real estate, high tech, and industrial markets securing $220M investment projects throughout the city.  

Paul holds an MS in Applied Mathematical Statistics degree with a dual concentration in Industrial Statistics and Quality Control from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1992, a BS in Industrial Engineering Technology with a minor in Managerial Economics from State University College at Buffalo in 1986, and AS in Mechanical Technology from State University Agricultural and Technical College at Alfred in 1983. Morrell also attended the Center for Creative Leadership Program in 2006 located in Greensboro NC and the Harvard Business School Executive Development Program in 1997.