Ronald J. Paprocki, senior vice president for administration and finance, CFO, and treasurer at the University of Rochester, was honored at the College Town groundbreaking on May 2 for the central role he has played in envisioning the project and making it a reality.
At the ceremony, University President Joel Seligman announced on behalf of the University Board of Trustees and community that a new plaza to be located within College Town will be named for Paprocki. Randy Ruttenberg, principal at Fairmount Properties, also joined in recognizing Paprocki's efforts. They presented a rendering of the plaza and the commemorative plaque that will be a permanent part of College Town.
"Ron's perseverance and leadership have been vital," said President Seligman. "He has been personally involved in negotiating every aspect of the development agreement and ground lease, including careful attention to financing and legal requirements, the conceptual design plan and overall construction details, environmental issues, and each matter that is vital to a successful project."
A native of Rochester, Paprocki received a bachelor's degree with high distinction from the University in 1969 and shortly after joined the administration. He became vice president for budgets and financial planning in 1992, and senior vice president for financial affairs and planning in 1998. In 2000, he was named senior vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer for the University, with responsibility for many of the University's central administrative functions,including finance, budget, audit, environmental health and safety, campus planning and design, facilities, purchasing, auxiliary services, and human resources. Paprocki also serves as treasurer of the University.
Paprocki has led the University's efforts to be a catalyst for College Town and the Brooks Landingdevelopments, both in the City of Rochester. In 2008, he was named Financial Executive of the Year for large nonprofit organizations in the Rochester area, presented by Rochester Business Journal and the local chapter of Financial Executives International. He received an MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business.