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Provost Office Update

January 18, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Paul Goldbart is stepping down as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective February 2.  After almost twenty years in academic and research leadership positions, two of them under Covid, Paul has decided to return to his core passions – research and teaching – here at Stony Brook University. I am grateful for his many contributions as Provost over the past year. Under his leadership the Provost’s Office built the Faculty Pathways program; collaborated on the Research Acceleration, Tiger Teams and Governors Island initiatives and numerous advancement activities; helped to launch the all-funds, multi-year, strategic budgeting process; and created Connections at the Wang Center. Paul also appointed key personnel in the Provost’s Office and at SUNY Korea, and of course partnered with colleagues in the Provost’s Office and across the campus.

As a highly regarded and widely published physicist, Paul will continue to serve Stony Brook University as a faculty member and also will assume a new assignment as Special Advisor for Research through May, 2022.

M­­ónica Bugallo has agreed to continue to serve as Interim Provost as we consider next steps and prepare to launch a national search for this role. We will announce details on these plans in the near future.

Please join me in thanking Paul for his service as Provost and wishing him all the best in his scholarly pursuits.


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Maurie McInnis