Dr. Daniel J. Julius Named Executive Director of SUNY Levin Institute

August 1, 2012

New York City – SUNY Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs Mitch Leventhal today named Dr. Daniel J. Julius as executive director of the SUNY Levin Institute. A New York native, Julius previously served as vice president for academic affairs and research at the University of Alaska System.

“Dr. Julius brings broad experience and vast knowledge to the position and his academic leadership will greatly strengthen the Levin Institute team going forward,” said Leventhal. “I want to thank Tom Moebus for his dedication and leadership both throughout his time at Levin, especially during this transition and in the future.”

About Dr. Daniel Julius
Dr. Julius served as vice president for academic affairs and research at the University of Alaska System from 2007 to 2012. In this capacity, he played a leading role in program and degree development, student success initiatives, building research capacity, international affairs, approval of new doctoral programs, and identification of new revenue streams for UA. 

From 2003-07, Dr. Julius was vice president for academic affairs, and a professor in the School of Business, at Benedictine University. From 1986-2002, he served as associate vice president for academic affairs, director for the Center for Strategic Leadership, and professor at the University of San Francisco. Previously, he held leadership positions in the California State University System, Vermont State College System, and Columbia University.

Dr. Julius has been a faculty member at the Stanford University School of Business and at the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education. He is currently affiliated with the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI).

Dr. Julius has a BA from The Ohio State University, a master’s and doctoral degree from Columbia University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University.

Dr. Julius will be paid an annual salary of $160,000 as executive director. His complete Curriculum Vitae is available online.

Dr. Julius succeeds renowned broadcast journalist Mr. Garrick Utley, who was recently appointed professor of broadcasting and journalism at SUNY Oswego, and continues as a senior fellow at Levin after stepping down as head of the Institute in December of 2011. Since that time, vice president of the Institute, Thomas Moebus, has served as interim director.

About the SUNY Levin Institute
Based in Manhattan and serving the State of New York, the SUNY Levin Institute offers educational programs focused New York’s competitive response to globalization. Among these, Levin’s signature JumpStart NYC helps New York businesses and individuals respond effectively to the challenges of global competition, while the iNY program aims to increase the commercial success of scalable companies across New York State, offering innovation-based companies access to mentors, financing, and best practices.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, with 64 college and university campuses located within 30 miles of every home, school, and business in the state. As of Fall 2018, more than 424,000 students were enrolled in a degree program at a SUNY campus. In total, SUNY served 1.4 million students in credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs in the 2017-18 academic year. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Its students and faculty make significant contributions to research and discovery, contributing to a $1.6 billion research portfolio. There are 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu.

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