By Kaylee Lindenmuth
KU’s longtime vice president of administration and finance left campus on Aug. 2 for a new role at Elizabethtown College in Lancaster County.
Gerald Silberman parted after 29 years at KU and serving as the vice president of administration and finance for the past 11 years. He left KU to become vice president of finance and strategy at Elizabethtown College.
“While I am excited to enter the next chapter of my career at Elizabethtown College, I leave Kutztown University with mixed emotions,” Silberman said. “I spent nearly half of my life working at this great institution and had many opportunities to advance. Above all, I will miss the many people I have had a chance to work with. I wish the KU community nothing but the best and I will always keep the Golden Bear community close to my heart.”
“We are very thankful for the many years of outstanding service and dedication Jerry Silberman gave to Kutztown University,” KU President Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson said in a media release. “Jerry advanced through the ranks and became one of the institution’s top leaders. We wish him the very best at Elizabethtown and look forward to having Sharon Picus help lead our efforts in the months ahead.”
Sharon Picus, KU’s assistant vice president of human resources, is serving in Silberman’s vacated vice president role on an interim basis. Matt Delaney, assistant vice president for financial and business services, is now serving as the chief financial officer. Silberman also served as the coordinator of KU’s Emergency Management Team. Chief John Dillon, KU Public Safety, will now hold that role.