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Joe Grasso
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Joseph Grasso

Associate Dean for Finance, Administration, and Corporate Relations
ILR Office of the Dean


Joe Grasso is Associate Dean of Finance, Administration and Corporate Relations in the ILR School at Cornell University.

He has 25 years of financial and managerial experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Grasso has regularly taught resident graduate and undergraduate ILR courses on campus in Ithaca and continuing education/extension courses for the Human Capital Development programs in New York City, most recently, Finance for Human Resources and Nonprofit Finance and Management.

Grasso was the VP of Administration at Washington and Lee University. Prior to joining Washington and Lee University, Joe was the Associate Dean for Planning and Operations at the University of Virginia, College of Arts & Sciences. He was also VP of Finance and Administration at Allegheny College, and Director of Budget, Planning, and Institutional Research at Colgate University. Grasso spent nearly a decade in New York State government serving as a Senior Budget Analyst in the Division of the Budget and as Director of the Budget for the New York State Thruway Authority. Grasso started his career on the Financial Management Program at General Electric.

He received his graduate degree in human resources from the ILR School at Cornell University, and a B.A. in economics from St. Lawrence University. Grasso has volunteered with and served on the boards of many non-profit and professional organizations.


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