Senior Vice President for Administration
Barbara Chernow is Senior Vice President for Administration at Stony Brook University. Barbara oversees a consolidated administrative office which includes Facilities and Services, Finance, and Human Resource Services with direct responsibility for all administrative, business and facilities operations, including design and construction activity throughout the University.
Additionally, she oversees the University Police Department, Environmental Health and Safety, Sustainability Office and Parking and Transportation Services. She is also Chair of the Project 50 Forward Operational Excellence Program Management Office, which oversees efforts to streamline procedures, optimize programs and improve support services campus-wide.
During her more than 30-year career, Barbara has held a variety of senior management positions in facilities and operations including serving as the Vice President of Administration for the New York City School Construction Authority. In her previous role as Vice President for Facilities and Services at Stony Brook, she led the development of a new Facilities Master Plan, which will further the University's academic, research, and community-building goals. During her tenure, Facilities and Services improved campus buildings, grounds and infrastructure, while enhancing safety and fostering a supportive environment for the campus community. Other accomplishments under her leadership include projects that save energy, reduce pollution and minimize the University's impact on the natural environment.
Barbara has served as a Board member of the University’s Faculty Student Association since 2004; from 2007 to 2013 she was President of this not-for-profit organization that provides dining, retail and other auxiliary services to the Stony Brook campus community. Last year, Barbara joined the United Way of Long Island Board and serves as Co-chair of the Long Island SEFA Committee. She graduated from Brown University, and is a past recipient of the Executive Leadership Award presented by the National Association of Professional Women in Construction.