Binghamton University Provost named ‘woman of distinction’
Mary Ann Swain, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Binghamton University, State University of New York, was recently honored by the Girl Scouts-Indian Hills Council as the 2007 Woman of Distinction Honoree.
Swain, who has held her position since 1993, administers all of the academic programs conducted at Binghamton University and sees to the enhancement and development of the curriculum. She holds a concurrent tenured appointment in Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing.
Swain earned master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of Michigan and holds a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University.
This year marks the 95th anniversary of Girl Scouting, which is dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence and character. The annual Women of Distinction event, which began in 1999, honors a woman who exemplifies the values of the Girl Scout program and who has given to her community in a significant way. This year, more than 200 individuals and businesses supported the event and celebrated Swain’s achievements.