President Stenger announces new role for provostTweet
President Harvey Stenger today announced that, effective immediately, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Donald Nieman will become Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
In assuming his new role, Executive Vice President and Provost Nieman will be given the authority to handle many of the issues and questions typically brought to the president. “Currently, 24 of the top 25 public universities in the nation operate under this structure,” said Stenger. “Although we are younger and smaller than many of them, as we grow in size and complexity, I believe we must take advantage of the increased effectiveness that this common organizational structure provides.”
Placing Binghamton’s chief academic officer on nearly the same plane in the organizational hierarchy as the president will reinforce the strategic importance of advancing the University’s educational and research objectives through a high level of organizational collaboration, Stenger said. While the direct reporting lines of vice presidents will not change, the executive vice president, in consultation with the president, will be responsible for budget, space and resource allocations for all University divisions.
This change will guarantee that in the coming years, as Binghamton University grows and its reputation expands and strengthens, a fluid and dynamic relationship between the EVP/provost and president will be in place to ensure that matters needing executive attention are handled quickly and effectively. “This increased flexibility will prove invaluable in the ever-changing landscape of our campus,” Stenger said.