Michael McGoff appointed senior vice provostTweet
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Nieman has announced the appointment of Michael McGoff as senior vice provost.
“Michael has been an invaluable resource for Binghamton University for 45 years,” said Nieman. “In this new capacity, the Division of Academic Affairs will be able to draw on his experience, strategic-thinking abilities and dedication to Binghamton University to make the Road Map a resounding success.”
In addition to his current duties, McGoff will assume important new responsibilities as senior vice provost, providing oversight and coordination for planning, benchmarking, implementation and assessment of the 24 Road Map projects assigned to the Division of Academic Affairs. Working closely with the provost and vice provosts, he will provide leadership for incorporating Road Map strategic priorities, the faculty hiring plan, the transdisciplinary areas of excellence and the division’s ongoing strategic initiatives into a plan that will guide the University’s academic mission for the next five years.
“I’m delighted that Michael is assuming this new role and will use his strong problem-solving and strategic-thinking skills to help us become the premier public university,” said President Harvey Stenger.
McGoff has served as vice provost for strategic and fiscal planning since 2004. In that capacity, he has oversight of the Division of Academic Affairs budget and responsibility for planning and assessment. In addition, he serves as liaison between Academic Affairs and Information Technology Services, the Division of Research, and Facilities Planning, and supervises the Office of Strategic and Fiscal Planning, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, the Office of Course Building and Academic Space Management, the University Art Museum and the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts.
Prior to joining the Provost’s Office, McGoff served the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science and its predecessor, the School of Advanced Technology, in a number of capacities including acting dean, associate dean for academic affairs and administration, and assistant dean for administration and advising. In 2008-09, he served the University as acting vice president for administration. For his exemplary service to the University, he has received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, the Council Foundation Award for Distinguished Service to the University Community and the Watson School’s Founders Award.
McGoff earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Binghamton University and was recognized with the University’s Distinguished Dissertation Award. By training a linguist with a specialty in onomastics (the study of names and naming practices), he remains active in the Linguistic Society of America, the American Dialectic Society and the American Names Society. He also provides leadership for the Society for College and University Planning and is a member of the Tri-Cities Opera Board of Directors.