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Mr. Bowers joined the College of Optometry in May 1988 as Vice President for Administration and Finance. He continues to serve in that capacity as well as acting as the College’s Internal Control Officer. He holds masters degrees in business administration and urban planning. He is a past president of the State University of New York Business Officers Association and remains a member of that organization’s Executive Committee. He served as Officer-in-Charge of the College from July 2006 to June 2007 while a presidential search was being conducted.
Prior to joining the College of Optometry, he held positions as the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance in the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, the Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and as a Research Associate in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.