President Stenger creates new advisor post
September 13, 2013Tweet
In a continuation of realignments at the administrative level, President Harvey Stenger announces the appointment of Pamela Mischen, associate professor of public administration and director of the Center for Applied Community Research and Development, to the position of Faculty Advisor to the President.
“This is a newly created position to be held by a tenured member of the faculty,” said Stenger. “In this new role, Pam will provide advice and assistance to me in a number of areas, in particular on faculty and community related issues, as she gains experience in higher education administration.”
In the past, a member of the faculty has served as deputy to the president, serving as liaison to the faculty. That role evolved into the position of chief of staff to the president under former President Peter Magrath, with the added responsibilities of overseeing the operations of the president’s office including staff reports, budget issues and other special projects.
Stenger appointed Terrence Kane chief of staff to oversee office operations when Associate Professor of Psychology Terrence Deak stepped down from the position in June, and now wants to return to a faculty liaison model. “By creating the Faculty Advisor to the President position, I’m acknowledging the importance of the relationship my office has with our faculty and ensuring that the connection to faculty remains strong,” Stenger added.
Mischen was drawn to the position, she said, because Binghamton University not only provides an excellent education to its undergraduate and graduate students, but also takes its role as a public institution seriously by engaging with the broader community. “I hope to work with President Stenger to strengthen the relationships within the University and between the University and the community to encourage economic development and enhance the quality of life of our region.”
Mischen began her new duties Sept. 1, and will continue in her other roles on campus.