Becoming provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Binghamton University is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I am truly excited to be part of the Binghamton University leadership team. I'm proud to be partnering with President Harvey Stenger, the other vice presidents and the deans as Binghamton University continues its stellar upward trajectory.
As I continue to learn about the campus, I have been deeply impressed with everyone’s commitment to students, research and the surrounding community, and I am gratified to see that Binghamton shares many of my personal passions for diversity, internationalization and multi-disciplinary collaborations.
Personally, my life was changed forever because of the experience of being outside of my cultural comfort zone when I was in the Peace Corps, on three Fulbright awards and through my worldwide teaching experiences, and I want all students to have the opportunity for similarly life-expanding (and career-skills expanding) cross-cultural training.
Throughout my three decades public and private higher education experience, I have also supported efforts to diversify campuses and have played an active role in creating and expanding multi-disciplinary, cross-college initiatives in areas including gender studies, sustainable development, community health and data sciences — all thriving areas at Binghamton.
This position of chief academic officer that I hold is integral to all that we do at Binghamton, and I pledge to continue to build on the University’s strong foundation and to help articulate a vision for our academic future, providing intellectual leadership and support for our faculty; fostering a culture of collaboration among faculty, administrative leadership and staff; and serving as an inspiring presence to our students.
Donald E. Hall
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost