Albany -- The SUNY Board of Trustees today
approved the appointment of Harold Silverman as Senior Vice Provost at SUNY
System Administration. Dr. Silverman has been serving in this capacity since July 16, 2007, at an annual salary of $190,000.
been my pleasure to work with Dr. Silverman over the last several months,” said
Interim SUNY Chancellor Dr. John B. Clark. “His knowledge and experience in
academic excellence and fund-raising has proven very valuable. Dr. Silverman is
a welcome addition to the Office of the Provost and I commend the Board of
Trustees for approving his appointment.”
Silverman is an important appointment within SUNY System Administration’s
Office of the Provost,” said SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Carl T. Hayden. “Dr.
Silverman’s background and vast experience at LSU is impressive and I am
confident that he will serve SUNY well as we advance the academic enterprise of
joining SUNY, Dr. Silverman had been Dean of the Graduate School, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor
and Provost at Louisiana State University (LSU), since 2006. For the past 26
years, he has held numerous positions at LSU, including: Professor, Chair of
Biological Sciences; Dean of the College of Basic
Provost of Arts, Science, and Engineering; and Interim Vice Chancellor for
Research and Graduate Studies.
tenure as Dean (College of Basic Sciences), 12 new professorships were raised,
and as Interim Vice Chancellor (Research and Graduate Studies), he coordinated
a fund raising effort that raised almost $4 million with matching funds to
support coastal restoration and minority business rebuilding following Hurricane
Silverman also played a role in LSU’s fund-raising efforts. He organized an
Information Technology Initiative presentation for state representatives and
offices that supported the Chancellor’s initiative, which led to a $22.5
million investment in higher education, with $9.2M recurring annually to LSU.
He provided the leadership to bring a professor to LSU, leading directly to the
establishment of the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) - one of the
most sophisticated high speed, high bandwidth in state networks in the
Silverman and his staff also developed a strategy for competition in the
Governor’s Biotechnology Initiative in which the College of Basic
Sciences raised $1
million in recurring funds and $2.28 million in one-time funds for research and
economic development. He served as the administrative Principal Investigator
on three successful funded proposals. Further, Dr. Silverman has been involved
with grant support in excess of $57 million.
Silverman has served on a number of professional activities, including Chairing
the Board of Regents Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
Committee for the State of Louisiana, and
Co-Chairing a Task Force to Enhance University/K-12 Interactions. He has been
a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant reviewer and panel member, a guest
lecturer at other institutions, and is an author of numerous publications.
Silverman received his Ph.D. in Zoology and Master of Science in Microbiology
from Ohio University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Michigan.
University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating more than 417,500
students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses.