Ernesto Malave assumed the position of Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance at The City University of New York in March of 2003, having served in administrative posts at CUNY for two decades including as system-wide Budget Director. He held an interim appointment as Vice Chancellor from May 2002.
As the University's chief financial officer, Mr. Malave oversees and manages finances for CUNY's 19 campuses and the central administration. The Vice Chancellor represents the University on all operating budget matters. His duties include management of CUNY's Budget, Treasury, Procurement, Internal Control and Controller's offices. He also oversees preparation of the University's annual financial statements and annual operating budget, and he manages the University's investment portfolio.
Mr. Malave has risen through the ranks since joining the CUNY staff in 1983 as an admissions advisor in the Office of Admissions Services. In 1985, he was appointed Assistant Director of Governmental Relations, responsible for representing the University's interests in City Hall and in the state capitol in Albany.
He sought and was granted a transfer to the University Budget Office in 1989. As a budget analyst and assistant to the Budget Director, he had responsibilities in revenue budget management, budget allocation and transfers, review of legislation, capital budget and construction fund liaison and budget reporting.
In the years that followed, he became Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Budget, Finance and Computing, responsible for staffing the trustees' Committee on Fiscal Affairs, Facilities and Contract Review. In January 1996 Mr. Malave became CUNY's Acting Budget Director; he was made permanent in the post in 1998. He served there until being named Acting Vice Chancellor last year.
Mr. Malave attended the Borough of Manhattan Community College before earning his undergraduate degree from the College of New Rochelle in 1984. At BMCC, he was Student Government President in 1980-81, student representative to the CUNY Board of Trustees Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration in 1979-80, and a member of the University Student Senate from 1979 to 1981.