Meet Our Staff | Provost Liaison

Deborah DiFranco Deborah DiFranco
Provost's Liaison
Phone: (631) 632-9828

What kind of duties do you and your staff perform?

My staff and I work to ensure that students are able to obtain all of their course material information at the time of registration which is required in order to meet compliance of the Higher Education Opportunity Act. The information my office receives is then shared with the University Bookstore to ensure the Bookstore has their course materials in time for their classes. Our purpose here is to also be sure that both the students and faculty have the best experience possible when utilizing the services of their University Bookstore. In order to help this process along, the Provost Liaison's Office with the assistance of the University Bookstore now provide desk copies for the faculty. During the fall and spring semesters, we also hold Campus Lifetime events, which are free events for all faculty and students. In the past, we've had mini concerts, bingo, and even a design-your-own tee shirt contest.

What should students know about the bookstore?

It's not just for books!!! Great dorm furnishing, eco friendly items, logo clothing, cards, gifts and more are all available at the bookstore. I want students to know that their University Bookstore is a fun place to shop and enjoy events in addition to offering the most buying options for their textbooks at the best possible prices.

How can students save the most money when they shop for textbooks?

A used textbook is always the most cost effective way to obtain your textbook. But if cash flow is a problem there is the Textbook Rental Program, which allows students to get their books at a fraction of the cost of a new one. There are so many new options now available for students to take advantage of, I suggest they stop into the store and visit with the Bookstore Staff for an exceptional experience to learn the many different ways that they can purchase their textbooks at the bookstore, including new, used books, rental textbooks and eBooks. There is a different buying option for every student - you just have to know where to look!

Isha Sheth Isha Sheth
Office Associate
Undergraduate School: Nirma University, India
Academic Year: G-2 Grad School
Major: Business Administration

After I graduate from Stony Brook, I hope to…?

Work with a Consulting firm in the area of Operations / Finance, travel the world and meet new people!

What would you tell prospective Stony Brook students?

Even though it might not be a famous Grad school, the courses and professors are impressively wonderful. Ample resources are available here, you should know how to make the most of it. One thing I loved about this place is its diverse and amiable crowd.

What's your favorite spot on campus? Why?

I like the SAC Food Court because most of the time it is full of life and energy, you find students chattering, having fun and it seems to put me away from classes, pending assignments and lectures.

Anique Lyne Anique Lyne
Office Associate
High School: Herbert Lehman
Academic Year: Senior
Major: Psychology

What's your favorite place to eat on campus?

Roth Dining because I love getting Wendy's and Red Mango together. MMMmmmm…I'm probably going to get some right now.

What's your favorite spot on campus? Why?

James College because it has an extremely welcoming environment and it is where I live on campus, therefore it is where I am most comfortable.

After I graduate from Stony Brook, I hope to…?

After graduation, I hope to continue on the next step in my education and get my Bachelors in Nursing.

Jessica Williams Jessica Williams
Office Associate
High School: Comsewogue High School
Academic Year: Sophomore
Major: Undeclared

What's your favorite spot on campus? Why?

Right now my favorite spot on campus is the Staller Center. The Staller steps are a really nice place to relax, hang out, and get some studying done.

What is your favorite event at Stony Brook?

I haven't been to many events so far on campus. I did go to the Mac Miller concert, which was fun. But I'm really looking forward to going to the football games and lacrosse games, specifically Homecoming.

What clubs or organizations are you involved in?

As of right now, I'm just focusing on my studies. I would like to get involved in the school newspaper eventually.

Ieisha Hinson Ieisha Hinson
Office Associate
High School: Brentwood High School
Academic Year: Junior
Major: Chemical and Molecular Engineering

After I graduate from Stony Brook, I hope to…?

I aspire to work for a company such as Proctor & Gamble or Estee Lauder to get a strong foundation in the industry to one day make my own line of organic products such as soaps, creams, shampoos, and make-up so that everyone, especially women of color, can feel comfortable and beautiful in their own skin.

What's your favorite place to eat on campus?

My favorite place to eat on campus would have to be the Union Deli. There are fresh cold cuts, when you want a nice deli sandwich, and you can also get gyros and beef patties, yum!

What clubs or organizations are you involved in?

I am a member of the Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Program here at Stony Brook. I am an Advisory Board member for the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) and the Public Relation Chairperson for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). I am also a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) on campus as well.

Erica Adelusi Erica Adelusi
Office Associate
High School: Abraham Lincoln
Academic Year: Junior
Major: Philosophy and Linguistics

After I graduate from Stony Brook, I hope to…?

I hope to become a speech pathologist.

What's your favorite place to eat on campus?

My favorite place to eat on campus is Jasmine.

What clubs or organizations are you involved in?

Hairitage and Multicultural Women's Association