Dr. Kimberly R. Cline ’87, ’89, ‘96
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As the new President of Mercy College, Hofstra alumna Kimberly Cline '87, '89, '96 has an extensive background and dedicated commitment to educational excellence and access for students.
She earned a B.S. in industrial relations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980. She subsequently earned a Juris Doctor degree ('87), Master in Business Administration ('89), and a Doctor of Educational Administration ('96) at Hofstra University.
Kimberly worked as Vice President for Finance and Administration at Seton Hall University, and as University Attorney, Assistant Treasurer, and Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs at Hofstra University. She also served as a faculty member teaching business law in the Zarb School of Business.
Kimberly moved on to the position of Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer of SUNY, and was responsible for all financial and administrative functions and oversight of SUNY's $10 billion budget, supporting 64 campuses throughout the state. She also served on SUNY's Faculty Senate as a member of the Executive Board. Previously she served SUNY at Maritime College as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief of Staff, where she was instrumental in doubling enrollment and balancing a 20 percent deficit spending budget.