Chancellor’s Executive Team

dolakLisa Dolak

Senior Vice President and University Secretary Lisa Dolak is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the University’s system of governance. Dolak is the Angela S. Cooney Professor of Law, and previously worked as a synthetic organic chemist in pharmaceutical research.



Photo of Dolan EvanovichM. Dolan Evanovich

As Senior Vice President for Enrollment and the Student Experience, M. Dolan Evanovich provides strategic leadership and oversight for enrollment and student life across the University. He brings decades of leadership experience in higher education to Syracuse, most recently leading all aspects of undergraduate enrollment at The Ohio State University.



frenchDaniel French

Daniel French serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. A former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, French’s private practice involves complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense.



gonzalezBea González

Bea González serves as Vice President for Community Engagement, and Special Assistant to the Chancellor, focusing on student affairs.



Andrew GordonAndrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, providing strategic leadership on human resource matters and acting as the steward of the University’s human capital in service to the University’s academic mission. Gordon came to Syracuse from New York University, where he served as Vice President for University Human Resources and Global Support.


haynieJ. Michael Haynie

J. Michael Haynie is Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, Executive Director of the University’s Institute for Veterans & Military Families, and the Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School of Management. Shortly after joining the faculty in 2006, Haynie founded the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities program.


Candace Campbell JacksonCandace Campbell Jackson

Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff to Chancellor Syverud, Candace Campbell Jackson previously served as the vice president for student success and vice provost for academic success at the University of Akron, and as an attorney in the Public Law and Corporate departments of the Ohio law firm Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP.


quinnKevin Quinn

As the Senior Vice President for Public Affairs, Kevin Quinn is responsible for the University’s Division of Public Affairs, leading the University’s public relations, communications, and government and community relations portfolios. He came to Syracuse University after serving as press secretary to former New York Governor George Pataki.


Amir Rahnamay-AzarAmir Rahnamay-Azar

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Amir Rahnamay-Azar oversees treasury and University investments, finance and comptroller, planning and budget, facilities, campus services, auxiliary services, and risk management.



Peter Sala

As Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer, Peter Sala oversees all operations of Syracuse University’s athletic facilities, including the Carrier Dome, as well as other campus departments including Campus Planning, Design and Construction, Business and Facilities Maintenance Services, Physical Plant, Housing and Food Services Maintenance, and Energy Systems & Sustainability Management.



ter molenMatthew Ter Molen

Chief Advancement Officer and Senior Vice President Matthew Ter Molen provides counsel to the Chancellor to determine long-term expectations for a best-in-class advancement organization, including planning, timeline, allocation of resources, capacity projections and infrastructure needs.



wellsBarry L. Wells

As Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Barry L. Wells provides advice, counsel and management on a range of issues in areas related to student life, diversity, inclusion and overall student engagement. Previously, Wells served as senior vice president and dean of Student Affairs.



Picture of Michele WheatlyMichele G. Wheatly

Michele G. Wheatly is Vice Chancellor and Provost of Syracuse University. With a global education and a research portfolio that includes continuous National Science Foundation funding totaling $25 million over 30 years, Wheatly is an internationally recognized scholar who has contributed substantially to her field.



John Wildhack

Director of Athletics John Wildhack is responsible for leading the daily operations of a 20-sport athletics department with more than 550 student-athletes in an environment that coaches, administration and staff foster for student-athletes to maximize their performance in the classroom and on the playing field to prepare them for future success.