Financial Vice President and Treasurer. Hale joined Colgate's finance division in 1996 as director of financial analysis and investments, handling day-to-day operations of the endowment, plus capital financing plans. In 2000 he was promoted to assistant treasurer. In his new role, Hale is responsible for financial planning and management of a staff of 27 in accounting and control, budget, capital project finance, decision support, investments, risk management and student financial aid. He's also the elected treasurer of the Board of Trustees, serving on several board committees. Hale describes his charge as, to find the best way to fund Colgate's burgeoning academic and extracurricular programs, while keeping a close eye on cost containment. "Ultimately, we are trying to create a place that through our resources delivers the best possible residential educational experience for students." Outside of work, Hale's a stalwart of the "Noon Hoops" basketball bunch at Huntington Gym. He's been timekeeper for Colgate men's hockey, and treasurer of Hamilton's Community Chest. Son Sam, six, is into sports, so Little League, hockey and soccer are becoming a focus, and daughter Katrina was born in March.