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James J Grillo

Position Title: Distinguished Teaching Professor: 10 Months
Department: Business
Office Location: EJ Brown Hall
Office Phone: 607-587-3466

Albany State UniversityTwenty four hours completed in  Ph.D. in Educational Administration. 

Alfred UniversityM.S. Degree 1972Major:  Counseling and Guidance 

Alfred UniversityB.S. Degree 1971Major:  Business Administration 

Clarkson College of Technology, 9/65 - 2/67Coursework:  Civil EngineeringWithdrew for entry into the military. 

Teaching Overview: 
State of New York, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred  
SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor – Business Technology Department-April 2005-present                       
Chair -  Faculty Senate- October 2005-June 2017                  
Teaching Accounting, Salesmanship, and Entrepreneurship.   Area of expertise includes all Marketing and Management coursework.  Advisor to Business Administration students and Entrepreneurship majors                                   .                   
State of New York, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred                        
Vice President – Administration and Enrollment Management, June 2004-April 2005 Responsible for the administrative functions of the campus which includes oversight of the college’s fiscal matters, accounts payable/purchasing, business affairs/budget, human resources, physical plant and facilities planning, and direction and oversight of Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services.  In addition, provide campus coordination with the Alfred State Educational Foundation, Inc. The Enrollment Management responsibilities of this position include the oversight of the offices of Admissions, Communication, Office of Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, and Public Relations.                  
State of New York, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred                       
Vice President -- Marketing and Enrollment Management and                       
Interim Vice President – Academic, August 2003 – June 2004                       
 Assumed additional responsibilities as Vice President for Academic Affairs                        
Responsible for three schools of study and all academic matters of the College in addition to                     
 responsibility for Marketing and Enrollment Management division. 
State of New York, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
Vice President – Marketing and Enrollment Management, October 2001 – August 2003
Dean – Marketing and Enrollment Management, November 1999 – October 2001 Responsible for newly created marketing and enrollment management division including the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Public Relations.  Besides supervision of the directors, the position is responsible for creating a marketing campaign for the college, designed to enhance the image of Alfred State College and further the institution’s goal of becoming a baccalaureate college.  As Vice President, I am responsible for authoring the college’s new associate and baccalaureate program proposals, and am responsible for expediting approval of these programs by System Administration and State Education Department. 


State of New York, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

Dean – School of Management and Engineering Technology – March 1999 – November
                                1999  Responsible for leading about 50 faculty and staff and managing an annual budget of approximately $2.5 million.  Provide leadership for academic programs in computing information technology, accounting, business administration, electrical, mechanical, civil, and architectural engineering technology as well as engineering science, and computer art and design.  Responsible for overseeing the approximately $10 million rehabilitation of the Engineering Technology Building; and organizingacademic programs commensurate with the needs of business and industry in Western New York.  Provide leadership, guidance, and support of faculty and staff and coordinate student recruitment and graduate placement.  Lead in developing a plan to equip laboratories to enhance a sound postsecondary environment for technical education.  Represent the School in the University Colleges of Technology Alliance, and with regional and national accrediting agencies.  Interact with state and federal funding agencies in soliciting grant support.  Maintain positive relationships with stakeholders of the School and College, and in developing the College’s general education curriculum consistent with evolution to the baccalaureate level, and in concert with SUNY Trustee guidelines. 
State of New York, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
Professor/Department Chairman - 1992 - March 1999  Spokesperson for the department faculty and liaison between the department’sfaculty and the academic administration of the college.  Serve as an advocate for department faculty and staff and for departmentally associated students related to the achievement of institutional, School, and departmental goals.  Assume some teaching responsibility, but primary role is academic leader in planning program development, fostering faculty and student development, and attaining operational objectives.  Responsible for working cooperatively with many individuals --enrolled students, prospective students, departmental faculty, instructional support personnel, the College administration, other College administrative offices, and persons performing review and accreditation functions.   Teach nine credit hours per semester, plus community service and industrial training.  January of 1998, I completed entrepreneurial training at Cornell University and I am a certified Fast Track administrator and instructor. 
State of New York, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
Associate Professor, Business Administration Department - 9/89 - 9/97 Coordinator for the Retail Business Management Curriculum, Marketing Curriculum, and Food Sales and Distribution Curriculum. 


During this time I have also done extensive consulting for the State Education Department as well as private publishing houses.  I also developed and taught eighteen cycles of a Business Development course for individuals interested in starting and operating their own business.  This course is now being taught again through ACCORD in Belmont.  It has the highest success rate in the state, and the syllabus I developed is being used as the statewide model. Since August 1981 to present, I have been an active businessman in the area, operating three businesses as a sole proprietor, and started a total of eight new ventures. 
State of New York, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
Dean, Admissions, Records and Financial Aid - 3/78 - 9/89Alfred State CollegeAlfred, NY  14802 The three offices, as well as Institutional Research, were placed under my direction.  The major thrust of this area was marketing, and I was responsible for the Enrollment Planning Update for Albany as well as the Operational Marketing Plan for the College.  In 1986-87, I chaired the College Marketing Council and produced the Strategic Marketing Plan.  In 1989 Freshman Orientation was added to my list of responsibilities.During the 1984-85 academic year, and in the 1988-89 academic year, in addition to the above responsibilities as Dean of Admissions, I taught nine hours of coursework in Business Organization and Management during the fall semester and twelve hours of coursework in Business Organization and Management and Principles of Marketing in the spring semester.  This was on my own time at no additional pay.    
State of New York, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
Assistant Director of Admissions - 1/76 - 3/78Alfred State CollegeAlfred, NY  14802 Responsible for applications processing, correspondence, and travel schedules. State of New York, SUNY College of Technology at AlfredAdmissions Counselor - 9/73 - 1/76Alfred State CollegeAlfred, NY  14802 Responsible for providing information to students, parents, and guidance counselors on Alfred State College.  Responsible for the recruiting of students in Western New York. State of New York, SUNY College of Technology at AlfredResidence Hall Director - 9/72 - 9/73Alfred State CollegeAlfred, NY  14802 Acting as Area Coordinator of Robinson/Champlin, Getman, Main Gate A, and Main Gate B residence halls.  Supervised three other residence hall directors in their functions as well as fulfilling normal duties.  On a volunteer basis, worked two full days per week in the Human Development Center as a counselor to assist with counseling workload. 

Alfred UniversitySaxon Inn Manager - 1/69 - 9/72Alfred, NY  14802 Responsible for hiring and supervising over twenty part-time and two full-time employees.  Worked full-time while pursuing Master's Degree full-time at Alfred University.  Force Recon (Special Forces of the Marines)Airborne Qualified - Vietnam Combat Veteran - 2/67 - 1/69 Duties ranged from infantry machine gunner to Platoon Sergeant in Vietnam.  Retired from service as Sergeant due to wounds received in combat. 


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Publications and Events: 

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Committee Work·          
Chairperson – Faculty Senate·           
Curriculum Development Committee·           
Strategic Planning Committee·        
Open House Committee - Past Chair·        
Scheduling Committee - Past Chair·        
Marketing Council - Past Chair·        
Chancellor's Award for Professional Service -  Past Chair·        
Orientation Committee·        
Enrollment Management Council·        
President's Honors Scholars Committee·        
Publications Committee - Past Chair·        
Dean's Council·        
 Student Development Committee·        
Search Committee - Director of Financial Aid - Chair·        
Search Committee - Registrar - Chair·        
Search Committee - Admissions·        
Search Committee - Help Desk Coordinator·        
Greek Council - Advisor·        
Marketing Club - Advisor·        
Rugby Club Advisor·        
E.O.P. Committee - Past Chair·        
A.S.O.P. Committee·        
Curriculum Advisory Committee Day - Chair·        
Phi Theta Kappa Advisor·        
Chancellor's Steering Committee - Department Chairs Training·        
Assessment and Review Team·        
Enrollments Management Task Force·        
Vice President Academic Affairs Search Committee·        
Director of Institutional Development Search Committee·        
Academic Affairs Committee·        
 Intercollegiate Athletics Board·        
Vice President of Student Affairs Search Committee·        
Academic Affairs Committee                                  ·        
Alliance Sports Management Team - Chair·         
Alliance Criminal Justice Team – Member·        
Promotion Committee·           
Campus Leadership Team
Presidents Cabinet
Presidential Search Committee
College Council
NCAA Committee
Living Learning Committee



American Marketing Association -
New York StateNational Association College Admissions CounselorNational Association of Student Financial Aid AdministratorsAmerican Association of Collegiate Registrars /
Admissions OfficesNational Association of Student Personnel AdministratorsAmerican Association of University AdministratorsNew York State Financial Aid Administrators AssociationNew York State Personnel and Guidance AssociationState University of New York College Admissions PersonnelSteuben County Personnel and Guidance Association  


ACCORD Small Business Mentor

Micro-Enterprise Assistance Program Mentor

Alliance for Small Business Advancement Mentor 





Past President Alfred Lions Club,

Mentor for Ceramic Corridor Incubator Project 


American Legion

Delta Sigma Phi

Alfred Rod and Gun Club

National Rifle Association - Life Member

Alfred Business Association

Veterans of Foreign Wars 

Honors and Awards: 

Awards/Special Recognition·        

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor 2007 

American Academy of Distinguished Students, 1996·        

Who's Who In Teaching, 1996·        

Department Chairs Academy Award for Outstanding Support, 1995·        

 Business Teacher of the Year Alumni Award, 1992, 1993·        

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service, 1980.·        

Inter Fraternity/ Sorority Council Award for Outstanding Contributions, 1988, 1991, 1992.·        

 Psi Delta Omega Honorary of the Year, 1975-76 ·        

Military Awards (1968):           ·        

Conspicuous Service Cross           ·        

Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry           ·        

Three Purple Hearts           ·        

Meritorious Mast           ·        

Vietnam Campaign Medal

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor James Grillo has served in a variety of capacities at the college. He began service at Alfred State as a residence hall coordinator in 1972. The following year, he moved into a full-time position in the Office of Admissions. Between 1978 and 1989, while the dean for Admissions, Records, and Financial Aid, Grillo also taught courses in the Business Technology Department as an adjunct instructor. He was hired as an associate professor in 1989, and promoted to full professor in 1992. Jim served as a vice president of the college from 1999 to 2005. From 2005 through 2009 he served a previous term as Chair of the Faculty Senate. In 2007, Grillo was promoted to his present rank of SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor. A Marine combat veteran of Vietnam, Jim also serves as Chairman of the Veteran’s Task Force at Alfred State.

Grillo holds two degrees from Alfred University: a bachelor of science in business administration and a master of science in counseling and guidance. Additionally, he has completed an additional 24 graduate credit hours in educational administration through the University at Albany.

He was recognized by SUNY in 1980 with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, and by alumni in both 1992 and 1993 as the Business Teacher of the Year.