Elizabeth Bringsjord

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Vice Provost

Dr. Elizabeth L. Bringsjord is Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Vice Provost at the State University of New York (SUNY) System Administration. Since joining SUNY in 1999, Dr. Bringsjord has led numerous system-wide initiatives focused on academic quality, strategic planning, accountability and transparency, and data-driven policy- and decision-making. She currently oversees the SUNY Excels performance system, which calls for system-wide commitment to continuous improvement toward excellence in key mission-critical areas. As the TeachNY Principal Investigator, she supports SUNY’s work to develop bold, forward-thinking policy to support excellence in educator preparation.

Notable among her accomplishments, she previously served as SUNY’s Interim Provost between 2013 and 2014 and was instrumental in finalizing SUNY’s seamless transfer initiative, the largest such effort in the country. As part of the Power of SUNY strategic plan, she was co-convener of SUNY’s Innovative Instruction Team, which led to the launch of Open SUNY, one of the largest online instructional technology support networks in the nation.

Dr. Bringsjord is an expert in program evaluation and assessment. She spearheaded the restructuring of SUNY’s process for reviewing and approving academic programs across the System, to ensure alignment with the evolving needs of the state workforce, along with best practices for student completion and success. She has supervised the preparation of numerous SUNY policies and guidance documents, as well as the University’s three most recent Master Plans. 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 L. Bringsjord holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Educational Psychology and Statistics from the University at Albany, an M.S. in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Nursing from Boston University.

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