Appointment of Jed Shivers as Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
June 6, 2022
I am pleased to announce that Jed Shivers will join Stony Brook University as senior vice president for finance and administration, effective July 18, 2022. Jed comes to us from the University of North Dakota (UND), where he serves as vice president for finance and operations.
Jed will be responsible for managing SBU’s financial, administrative, and facilities operations, and will help guide the financial direction for the university as we advance our institutional mission of education, research, and service. His portfolio will include Budget, Financial Planning and Analysis; Human Resources; Enterprise Risk Management; Parking and Transportation; and Facilities and Services.
Working closely with the provost and the executive vice president for health sciences, and their respective financial offices, Jed will develop and implement a shared vision across the university for generating, sustaining, and deploying resources to pursue our academic goals and institutional priorities. Among his tasks will be to help us formulate and implement mid- and long-term financial strategies that are efficient, equitable, and effective throughout our budgeting process.
An experienced higher education administrator with a proven track record of collaborating across varied departments, Jed has established external relationships at the local, state, and federal levels, and is known for his fiscal acumen that has stabilized and improved the positions of the institutions he has served.
Jed joined UND in May 2018 and manages the institution’s $528 million operating budget. He oversees the operations of the university’s nine schools and colleges, including the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. At UND, he supervises the leaders of the offices of Finance, Public Safety, Human Resources & Payroll Services, Facilities, and Equal Opportunity & Title IX. And he leads the institution’s ongoing COVID-19 response and runs the UND Pandemic Planning Group.
Before his time at UND, Jed served as associate dean for finance and administration at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx for 11 years. In that role, he was responsible for the direction and development of all nonacademic functions of the campus, managing an array of the college’s department leaders, including the chief financial officer, the human resources officer, the information technology officer, and the senior director of facilities.
Jed’s background also includes stints at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and Medical Center, Yale University School of Medicine, the University of Miami Health System, and Stanford University School of Medicine. A native of Madison, Wisconsin, he received a bachelor of science from Johns Hopkins University in psychology and natural science and an MBA from the University of Connecticut with a specialization in healthcare management.
Finally, I want to thank David Gray for serving as interim vice president for budget and financial planning. He has been a crucial player in helping our university create a structure that allows us to make thoughtful and more strategic decisions about resource allocation to support institutional priorities. We all owe him a debt of gratitude for steering us into the future. David will stay on for a few months once Jed arrives to help with the transition.
Please join me in welcoming Jed and his wife Sandee to the Stony Brook community.