Office of Faculty Affairs

The Office of Faculty Affairs is responsible for maintaining the University’s academic standards in collaboration with the Schools and Colleges and their respective faculties. Academic Administration supports faculty hiring, professional development, and recognition, providing information, resources, and guidance across the academic career. The office also provides programs and services to support faculty success in teaching, research, and scholarly excellence.

Photo of Associate Provost LaVonda ReedLaVonda 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 can be reached at (315) 443-5525. Read more about Associate Provost Reed.

Photo: Director of Faculty Development Bronwyn AdamBronwyn Adam is Director of Faculty Development. She is responsible for coordinating activities and services for faculty including new faculty welcome and orientation, support for faculty success in teaching, scholarly and creative work, and on-going professional development opportunities for faculty, including department chairs, and recognition and celebration of faculty work through University award programs. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse. Bron can be reached at (315) 443-5413.

Sonya Williams is Executive Director of Academic Human Resources Services in Academic Administration. Sonya acts as the liaison between Academic Affairs, academic departments, and the Office of Human Resources on matters relating to academic personnel issues such as faculty hiring, phased retirement, leaves of absence, and conflict resolution. Sonya also serves as a University representative in managing the relationship with Adjuncts United part-time faculty union. She can be reached at (315) 443-9095.