In the eight months I’ve been here as president, I continue to be amazed by how much happens on the Binghamton University campus and in the community through the outreach efforts of our students and faculty.
I knew Binghamton was a vital, energetic campus, but to see the volume of activity at all levels — in the classroom, in research labs, with our industry partners, in the community and even on the international level — is nearly overwhelming.
We recently concluded our Bold.Brilliant.Binghamton campaign, and I look forward to celebrating its success with many of you at Homecoming in October. We also named Harpur College Dean Donald Nieman as provost and vice president for academic affairs and will soon begin a search for a new Harpur College dean.
This summer, we have been developing teams who will help build a road map of recommendations and initiatives to move Binghamton University toward being the premier public university of the 21st century. I have been researching the literature on higher education and posting reading materials for our teams, and our work will begin with a kickoff meeting at the start of the fall semester.
Our road map initiative, coupled with the support that will come to us through NYSUNY 2020, will set us on an exciting path of growth. We will add 2,000 students and nearly 400 faculty and staff by 2017. We will construct a fourth building at our Innovative Technologies Complex that will focus on smart-energy research and development. We will provide financial support to ensure access to those who need it, and we will continually enhance both student learning outcomes and faculty research output.
Follow our road map process and progress at binghamton.edu/president/road-map.html.
Harvey G. Stenger
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