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York College selects Anthony DeCocinis as first Vice President of Finance and Campus Operations

April 29, 2021
Outdoor headshot of Anthony Decocinis

York College of Pennsylvania has selected Anthony DeCocinis as its first vice president of finance and campus operations. DeCocinis currently serves as vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer at Dominican University of California. He will begin serving in this position on July 1, following approval by the College’s board of trustees. 

“I am pleased that we have recruited someone with his credentials to fill this important role,” said York College President Pamela Gunter-Smith. “I, along with his new colleagues at the College, look forward to working with him."

DeCocinis has 30 years of experience in expansive leadership roles in finance and operations. At Dominican, he oversees finance, facilities and operations, human resources, information technology, budget and planning, risk management, construction, and planning. As a member of the leadership team, he is charged with supporting the institutional mission with the development and execution of strategic financial initiatives that promote effective resource allocation and utilization. His inclusive and transparent approach in leading teams has been responsible for gains made in process improvements, technology enhancements, resource allocation, and strategic financial planning. DeCocinis staffs the Finance & Investment, Audit and Campus Planning Committees of Dominican’s Board of Trustees. 

Prior to joining Dominican, DeCocinis served from 2014 to 2019 as chief financial officer at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia. He held similar financial leadership roles in the private sector before making the transition to higher education at PAFA.

DeCocinis is currently completing a Doctor of Education in higher education administration at Northeastern University in Boston. The topic of his research is resilient leadership and the role that it plays in influencing organizational change and creating resilient organizations. He earned a bachelor’s degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia, where he dual majored in accounting and finance, and holds an MBA from Colorado State University.  

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