Michael Trafecante was named vice president for finance and treasurer and chief financial officer at Fairfield University, Conn., confirmed university spokesman Michael Horyczun.
He replaces Julie Dolan, who left to become executive vice president and treasurer at Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
Mr. Trafecante's responsibilities will include handling the university's pension and endowment. He will report to Kevin Lawlor, Fairfield University executive vice president and COO.
Mr. Horyczun did not disclose the assets size of the university's pension or endowment.
Prior to joining Fairfield University, Mr. Trafecante directed financial planning and analysis and treasury at hedge fund manager Bridgewater Associates.