Academic Administration

Syracuse has a long legacy of academic excellence, and we continue to build on that legacy in ways that prepare students to succeed in a constantly changing world.

The administration provides leadership and counsel on academic programs, policies, faculty recruitment and support, research, and support for academic affairs.

Academic AffairsLink


Jeffrey M. Stanton is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. He was appointed associate provost for Academic Affairs effective July 1, 2016. Stanton is also a professor in the University’s School of Information Studies, where he most recently served as interim dean from January 2015 to May 2016.

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Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information OfficerLink


Samuel Scozzafava is Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. Sam provides day-to-day leadership and administration of the Information Technology Services (ITS) department, and develops and implements strategies to ensure that ITS is providing central technology support across both the academic and administrative operations of the University. Sam can be reached at 315.443.3814.

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Coalition of Museums and Art Centers (CMAC)Link


Jeffrey Hoone is Executive Director of the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC). The mission of CMAC is to celebrate and explore the visual and electronic arts through exhibitions, publications, public presentations, education, and scholarship. Syracuse University provides the infrastructure, educational platform, resources, and influence to make the Coalition possible while expanding the role and responsibility of the university in the Central New York community and beyond. Jeffrey can be reached at 315.443.1300.

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Faculty AffairsLink


LaVonda N. Reed is Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs. She is a senior leader in Academic Affairs charged with a wide range of matters relating to faculty across Syracuse University’s schools and colleges and plays a key role in faculty searches and appointments, new faculty orientation, promotion and tenure, research and administrative leaves, retirements, as well as faculty recognitions, awards, and honors. Reed identifies opportunities designed to facilitate and support faculty success in academic life including professional development of Syracuse’s faculty, as well as support for and advancement of faculty research and teaching. She is a tenured professor of Law in the College of Law, having joined the Syracuse faculty in 2006. LaVonda can be reached at 315.443.5525.

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Institutional Research and AssessmentLink


Elizabeth “Libby” A. Barlow is Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Assessment. The office provides leadership in developing and implementing the University’s institutional research and assessment plan to support institutional planning, policy analysis, and program improvement. It also conducts and coordinates research and assessment, including the implementation and reporting for national studies and University and school/college accreditation and retention efforts.

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International Education and EngagementLink


Margaret Himley is Associate Provost for International Education and Engagement. She leads the critically important international education initiatives and programs, supporting the global ambitions of the University, infusing international perspectives throughout the curriculum, and through SU Abroad giving students a chance to become global professionals and citizens, able to address urgent issues from interconnected global perspectives, work with people from other countries and cultures (and time zones), and move ethically across borders. Margaret can be reached at 315.443.1137.

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Peter Vanable was appointed Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School on January 6, 2017. He assumed the role of Interim Vice President of Research on January 1, 2016. Vanable is a professor of psychology and adjunct professor of medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Vanable served as chair of psychology for six years, an appointment that began in August of 2009.

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Strategic Planning and BudgetLink


Roberta “Bobbi” Jones is Assistant Provost for Strategic Planning and Budget. Her primary responsibility is to serve as chief budget officer for Academic Affairs and to serve as advisor to the Vice Chancellor and Provost on strategic planning and initiatives. She can be reached at 315.443.2055 or by mail at 323 Crouse-Hinds Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244.

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University LibrariesLink


David Seaman is Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at Syracuse University. He leads a talented library staff to deliver the services and collections necessary to drive 21st-century research, teaching, and learning, and to provide innovative spaces for study, collaboration, and innovation. He can be reached at 315.443.5533.

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