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HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has named Sam B. Domiano Jr., a staff employee at the university since 1995, as vice president for administration and finance.
Domiano has been filling the position in an interim capacity since April 2012. His appointment follows a nationwide search and is subject to approval later this month by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, Southeastern's governing body.
In the position, Domiano serves as the chief financial officer for the university, overseeing budgeting, the controller's office, purchasing and operational entities, including the physical plant, facility planning, safety, human resources and all auxiliary services.
"We are pleased to appoint Mr. Domiano to this position," said Southeastern President John L. Crain. "His depth of experience in budgeting and finance has proven valuable in recent years as we struggled with reduced resources, and his previous management work in various operational capacities makes him well suited for this position."
A resident of Hammond, Domiano worked from early 2008 to 2012 as assistant vice president for operations, where he assisted in arrangements for the university's $32 million expansion and renovation of the War Memorial Student Union and negotiated a long-term food service lease agreement.
Prior to that, he was the university's director of new student enrollment and student aid, in which he developed and implemented a comprehensive student recruitment plan, oversaw the student aid program and helped establish partnerships with area community colleges. During his tenure, average ACT scores rose from 19.6 to 21.1, and the university achieved its largest freshman class in history.
Among other positions held at Southeastern were assistant director of Auxiliary Services, director of the Office of Career Development Services, director of the War Memorial Student Union and area coordinator in Residential Life.
Domiano earned his Master of Business Administration degree in 1995 and a bachelor's degree in marketing in 1989, both from Southeastern.