Academic administration

Andria Costello StaniecAcademic Programs
Andria Costello Staniec
is Associate Provost for Academic Programs. She is the senior leader in Academic Affairs charged with ensuring the quality and effectiveness of academic programs and the academic success of SU students, including the collaborative development of policies and programs that promote instructional quality, advising effectiveness, and student success. Andria’s efforts and skills tie directly to the most important priority for the Associate Provost—the creation and maintenance of supportive pathways for a diverse SU student body that will lead to graduation and further success, beginning with a robust and meaningful first-year experience and continuing with close support inside and outside of the classroom focused on retention. Her responsibilities include collaborative engagement with deans and faculty on the development, maintenance, and quality of interdisciplinary academic programs that are aligned with institutional strengths, faculty expertise and interest, and demand, as well as ensuring the continued accreditation of the University and its academic programs, including maintenance of New York State, Middle States and disciplinary accreditation. Andria received a B.S. in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and her Master’s and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering Science from the California Institute of Technology. She can be reached at (315) 443-1899.

Photo: Interim CIO Scott ScozzafavaChief Information Officer / Information Technology and Services
Samuel Scozzafava is the Interim Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology and Services. Sam provides day-to-day leadership and administration of the Information Technology and Services (ITS) department, and develops and implements strategies to ensure that ITS is providing central technology support across both the academic and administrative operations of the University. As CIO, Sam provides leadership and acts as a catalyst for unifying the various information technology visions across campus into one, and is the main consensus builder in coordinating technology acquisition and deployment at Syracuse University. Sam can be reached at (315) 443-3814.

Jeffrey HooneCoalition of Museums and Art Centers (CMAC)
Jeffrey Hoone is the Executive Director of the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC). The mission of CMAC is to celebrate and explore the visual and electronic arts through exhibitions, publications, public presentations, education, and scholarship. Syracuse University provides the infrastructure, educational platform, resources, and influence to make the Coalition possible while expanding the role and responsibility of the university in the Central New York community and beyond. Jeffrey can be reached at (315) 443-1300.

Higgins_110414Community Engagement and Economic Development
Marilyn Higgins
is Vice President of Community Engagement and Economic Development, responsible for the Connective Corridor and Near Westside Initiative, two urban revitalization projects that have leveraged $94M in investment and engaged 1,400 students and 70 faculty in the City of Syracuse. Formerly the Vice President of Economic Development for National Grid Corporation, she has successfully attracted businesses and jobs to communities across Upstate New York and served on the Boards of over 20 economic development and non-profit organizations. Marilyn can be reached at (315) 443-8052.

Chris SedoreEnrollment Management
Christopher M. Sedore
  is the Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management. Under his leadership, the primary goals of the division are to recruit and enroll academically excellent incoming classes; provide quality data analysis to support University decision-making; develop market research to support new academic programs and assess future demand; position University College as a competitive provider of online and continuing education; and cultivate a strong, consistent brand that will enhance student recruitment and all strategic areas of the University. The division comprises a number of key University offices, including Financial Aid, Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Enrollment Management, Institutional Research and Assessment, and Marketing and Communications, as well as University College. Chris began his career at Syracuse University in 1991, serving in roles of increasing responsibility within Information Technology before becoming the Vice President for Information Technology / Chief Information Officer in 2009. In 2012, he went on to become the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Operations, where he was charged with ensuring that all units within Academic Affairs were highly effective and efficient; and that faculty and students are well served by the division’s administrative support units.  He can be reached at (315) 443-3402.

Patricia StithEquity and Inclusion
Patricia Stith
is the Assistant Provost for Equity and Inclusion, supporting students in graduate programs across the University—with a special focus on doctoral students from underrepresented groups. Before coming to Syracuse, Stith was Director of Retention Studies at Florida State University, a position she held for 17 years. She has also directed and coordinated several National Science Foundation projects designed to promote increased participation of underrepresented minorities in the STEM disciplines. Patricia earned a B.A. in History from Norfolk State College, a Master’s in History from Carnegie-Mellon University, a Master’s in Instructional Technology from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems at Florida State University. She can be reached at (315) 443-0287.

Photo of Associate Provost LaVonda ReedFaculty Affairs
LaVonda N. Reed is Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs. She is a senior leader in Academic Affairs charged with a wide range of matters relating to faculty across SU’s schools and colleges and plays a key role in faculty searches and appointments, new faculty orientation, promotion and tenure, research and administrative leaves, retirements, as well as faculty recognitions, awards, and honors.  Reed identifies opportunities designed to facilitate and support faculty success in academic life including professional development of SU’s faculty as well as support for and advancement of faculty research and teaching. She is a tenured professor of Law in the College of Law, having joined the SU faculty in 2006. Her areas of scholarly expertise include communications regulatory law and policy, property law, and wills and trusts. Prior to entering academia, she was an attorney in private practice with the international law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker, LLP and a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Donald W. VanArtsdalen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Southern California. She can be reached at (315) 443-5525.

Dean Ben WareGraduate School
Ben Ware became the Dean of the Graduate School in 2006. He served on the faculty of chemistry at Harvard before coming to Syracuse in 1979 as department chair. He was named the Kenan Professor of Science in 1984. He became Vice President for Research in 1989 and served both in that position and as the Chief Information Officer of Syracuse University for twelve years, beginning in 1991. He is responsible for policies, program review and professional development related to graduate education. Ben can be reached at (315) 443-2492.

Elizabeth "Libby" BarlowInstitutional Research and Assessment
Elizabeth “Libby” A. Barlow is Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Assessment. The office provides leadership in developing and implementing the University’s institutional research and assessment plan to support institutional planning, policy analysis, and program improvement. It also conducts and coordinates research and assessment, including the implementation and reporting for national studies and University and school/college accreditation and retention efforts.

HimleyInternational Education and Engagement
Margaret Himley
is Associate Provost for International Education and Engagement. She leads the critically important international education initiatives and programs, supporting the global ambitions of the University’s schools/colleges and faculty and students, allowing for greater integration of academic directions and learning outcomes with the operational dimensions of SU’s international programs centered in SU Abroad. She is also professor of writing and rhetoric, director of undergraduate studies and associate chair of the Writing Program, and co-director of the LGBT Studies Program, of which she is founding co-director. Margaret has more than 25 years at SU and served in many leadership roles to help SU address issues of teaching and learning, while also introducing vibrant new areas of scholarship to the University. Margaret can be reached at (315) 443-9416.

Gina Lee-GlauserResearch
Gina Lee-Glauser
is Vice President for Research. She is responsible for all of the central resources of Syracuse University that are directed to the support of research, and for the articulation and implementation of all University policies regarding scholarly inquiry, sponsored programs, intellectual property, and research integrity. Gina is responsible for the development of research and research funding, for the administration of grants processing, for the negotiation of research contracts, and for the management of the intellectual property that may be created in the scholarly activity of members of the University community. She administers the University’s policies on research misconduct, conflict of interest, and intellectual property. Gina is a key leader in the university-wide initiative for broadening STEM Pathway participation of underrepresented and disadvantaged students. She received a B.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, an M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from SUNY, Buffalo, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from Clarkson University. Gina can be reached at (315) 443-2492.

Bobbi JonesStrategic Planning and Budget

Roberta “Bobbi” Jones is the Assistant Provost for Strategic Planning and Budget. Her primary responsibility is to serve as chief budget officer for Academic Affairs and to serve as advisor to the Vice Chancellor and Provost on strategic planning and initiatives. She can be reached at (315) 443-2055 or by mail at 323 Crouse-Hinds Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244.



Sherburne AbbottSustainability Initiatives
Sherburne “S
here” Abbott is Vice President for Sustainability Initiatives and University Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy. She works with faculty, staff, students, and the wider community to strengthen connections between scholarship and practice and forge new institutional collaborations that create integrated approaches to sustainability and advance the University’s commitment to leadership in sustainability in higher education. She serves as co-chair of SU’s Steering Committee for the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment and provides oversight of the Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems. Shere earned an A.B. from Goucher College and an M.F.S. from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is recognized as an internationally known expert in sustainability and comes to SU after serving in the Executive Office of the President as Associate Director for Environment in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Shere can be reached at (315) 443-5506.

K. Matthew DamesUniversity Libraries
K. Matthew Dames is interim Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at Syracuse University, where he sets and implements vision and strategic priorities for a 170-employee, 1 million volume academic research library. He was appointed the University’s first Copyright and Information Policy Adviser in 2008, later becoming the Libraries’ Director of the Copyright and Information Policy Office in 2012, and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship in 2013. Matthew can be reached at (315) 443-5533.