Christopher “Chris” Sedore is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Operations. He is the senior leader in Academic Affairs charged with ensuring that the division’s central units are both highly effective and efficient, and that the academic schools and colleges and their faculty and students are well served by the Academic Affairs administrative support units. As Associate Vice Chancellor, Chris supports the Vice Chancellor and Provost and his reports with broader academic affairs matters that affect schools and colleges, and collaborates with cabinet members to ensure that operations are finely tuned to support faculty and students in teaching, learning and discovery. He continues to serve as the Vice President for Information Technology and Services and Chief Information Officer. Chris can be reached at (315) 443-5324.
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.
Coalition 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.
Community Engagement and Economic Development
Marilyn Higgins is Vice President of Community Engagement and Economic Development, responsible for the Connective Corridor and Near West Side Initiative Projects. She is President of the Near West Side Initiative, Inc. Board, a member on the Board of Directors of the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, the CNY Regional Alliance, the Morrisville College Foundation, and the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce. Marilyn’s honors and awards include Post Standard Woman of Achievement, Rhea Ekel Clark Citizenship Award, Spirit of American Women Award and SUNY’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Marilyn can be reached at (315) 443-8052.
Don Saleh is Vice President for Enrollment Management, the senior leader of the division providing comprehensive enrollment management and financial aid services to the University, from recruitment through ongoing enrollment of students. The University’s chief admissions and financial aid officers report to him: Maurice Harris, Dean of Admissions, and Ryan Williams, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Director of Scholarships and Student Aid. Including the four other units of the division—Graduate Enrollment Management, Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, and the Office of the Registrar—Saleh directs more than 150 full-time professional and support staff and is responsible for annual budget assets in excess of $230 million. Don can be reached at (315) 443-5559.
Equity 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.
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.
Human Capital Development
Kal Alston is Senior Vice President for Human Capital Development. She is senior advisor to the Provost and academic liaison to business, legal, and public affairs units in the University. Her responsibilities include academic resource planning, faculty services and support, and academic policy development. She is invested in helping academic units leverage all resources and create fruitful collaborations, inside and outside of the University, to broaden the academic impact on and for faculty and students. She is also a Professor in Cultural Foundations of Education and Women’s and Gender Studies. Kal received her A.B. from Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. in philosophy of education from University of Chicago. Kal can be reached at (315) 443-5525.
Institutional 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.
International Education and Engagement
Margaret Himley is Associate Provost for International Education and Engagement. She leads the critically important international component of the University’s vision of Scholarship in Action, 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-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.
Strategic Business Development and Innovation
Mary Ann Tyszko is Vice President for Strategic Business Development and Innovation. She heads the Office of Strategic Business Development and Innovation working with faculty members to bring results of their research to market as innovative products and services. She also oversees technology transfer, corporate relations, and technology incubator Blue Highway. In her capacity, Mary Ann leads efforts to forge and cultivate public and private-sector partnerships that expand the range of avenues through which faculty scholarship can make a difference in the world directly and through the inclusion of students in the faculty’s entrepreneurial activities. Before coming to SU in December 2010, Mary Ann was president an dCEO of SRCTec, a subsidiary of SRC (formerly Syracuse Research Corp.). Mary Ann received master’s degrees in business administration and computer science from SU. She can be reached at (315) 443-3171.
Strategic Planning and Budget and Interim Registrar
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.
She is also serving as interim registrar. The Office of the Registrar supports curricula, academic advising, and allocating instructional resources. It provides services for faculty, staff, and students related to registration, student records, degree and enrollment verification, scheduling, and the University Senate.
Sherburne “Shere” 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 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.