Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor
Dr. Elizabeth L. Bringsjord was appointed Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor by the SUNY Trustees as of August 2013. She is the chief academic officer for the SUNY system and supports the Chancellor and Board of Trustees in carrying out their oversight responsibilities. Dr. Bringsjord is temporarily stepping away from her work as Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs and Assessment and Vice Provost. In that capacity, she leads the office responsible for system-wide academic planning and policy development, academic program review and assessment, campus liaison activities, and regional accreditation support to individual campuses.
Dr. Bringsjord plays an active role in transformational work now underway across SUNY’s 64 campuses in the areas of Academic Excellence, Innovative Instruction, Strategic Enrollment Planning, Student Mobility and Success, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Teacher Education.
Having held a series of progressively senior roles in her 15 years at SUNY system, Dr. Bringsjord has participated in or led numerous initiatives to enhance academic quality, expand access and ensure accountability. Noteworthy among her contributions is a restructuring of the process by which SUNY approves new academic programs to ensure alignment with national exemplars, best practices for student completion and success, and the evolving needs of the state workforce; the drafting of a wide range of academic policy guidance for campus leaders to ensure understanding of and alignment with Board of Trustee priorities; and leadership in the preparation of the University’s three most recent Master Plans and the New York State Commission on Higher Education’s final report and recommendations. A strong proponent of shared governance, Dr. Bringsjord has served on the Executive Committee of the University Faculty Senate.
In recognition of her outstanding dedication and service, Dr. Bringsjord was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service in 2008.
Elizabeth Bringsjord holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Educational Psychology and Statistics from the University at Albany, a Master’s in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Nursing from Boston University.