Assistant Director, Finance
Frank Colaianni is the Assistant Director of Finance for CUSP. Prior to joining us he served at Wagner, performing pre-award grants administration and serving as a member of the Fiscal Operations and Human Resources team responsible for aspects of budgeting, financial plan development and day-to-day fiscal operations. Frank has over 15 years of experience in higher education finance and arrived at Wagner in 2006 as Finance Manager for the Research Center for Leadership in Action, where he oversaw post-award grants administration, financial reporting, and proposal budget development.
Prior to joining Wagner, Frank served as Director of Information Management and Assistant to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Pratt Institute, where he oversaw the donor/alumni database, managed gift entry and financial reporting, and maintained the Institutional Advancement operating budget. Frank began his career in leisure sales for Princess Hotels, a hotel chain of domestic and offshore properties. He was responsible for management of wholesale contracts and room allotments for major tour operators, as well as the development and maintenance of Global Distribution Systems such as Sabre, a computer reservation system used by travel agencies to book hotel accommodations.
Frank graduated Cum Laude from Baruch College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.