Barbara Chernow Appointed Senior Vice President for Administration

To All Faculty and Staff,

I am very pleased to announce that effective immediately, Barbara Chernow, formerly Vice President for Facilities and Services, has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President for Administration at Stony Brook University. Barbara joins University Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dennis Assanis and Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences/School of Medicine Dean, Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., as my senior advisors and principal deputies.

As Senior Vice President for Administration, Barbara will oversee 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 Stony Brook University. Additionally, she will continue to oversee the University Police Department, Environmental Health and Safety, and Parking and Transportation. She will also continue to Chair the Project 50 Forward Operational Excellence Program Management Office.

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. Since joining Stony Brook in 1998, Barbara's management and oversight have resulted in improved services and reduced costs for Stony Brook and she has demonstrated to me and many others throughout SUNY and the State of New York that she is an extraordinary leader. In her role as Vice President for Facilities and Services at Stony Brook, she played an integral role in the
development of a new Facilities Master Plan which is designed to further the University's academic, research, and community-building goals. During her tenure, the department improved campus buildings,
grounds and infrastructure, while enhancing safety and fostering a supportive environment for the campus community. Some of the department's major accomplishments under her leadership include projects that have received third party recognition for effectively saving energy, reducing pollution and minimizing the University's impact on the natural environment.

Since October 2007, Barbara has served as President of the University's Faculty Student Association, the not-for-profit organization that provides dining, retail and other auxiliary services to the Stony Brook campus community. 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.

Please join me in congratulating Barbara, and wishing her well in this new position.

Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.