University Leadership Team

The mission of the University Leadership Team is to create and foster a culture of collaboration and shared responsibility across all units and all activities of the University. The goals of this group are to:

  1. think strategically about the mission and values of the University,
  2. establish a dialogue that extends beyond the individual department or unit to encompass the voice of the University community, and
  3. create new lines for effective communication.

Riyad Aboutaha
Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Donna Adams
Director of Administration and Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President, DCSES

Lois Agnew
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Joseph Alfieri
Director, Campus Planning, Design and Construction

Keith Alford
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Gene Anderson
Dean, Whitman School of Management

Jill Anderson
Managing Director, Syracuse Stage

Shannon Andre
Director of Communications and Media Relations

Lisa Andreotta
Senior Associate Vice President of Operations

Susan Ballard
Vice President, Alumni Engagement

Scott Barrett
Associate Dean for External Relations, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Colleen O’Connor Bench
Associate Vice President, Parent Engagement and Student Experience

Steven Bennett
Senior Vice President for International Programs and Academic Operations

Tom Benzel
Assistant Director of Operations, Dome

Sid Bhattacharya 
Associate Vice President for Marketing Strategy

Robert Bifulco
Associate Dean and Chair, Public Administration and International Affairs, Maxwell School

Craig Boise
Dean, College of Law

Rick Burton
Faculty Athletics Representative, Falk College; Falk Distinguished Professor, Sport Management

Keith Bybee
Vice Dean and Professor, College of Law

Tony Callisto
Senior Vice President for Safety and Chief Law Enforcement Officer

Joseph Carfi
Director, Parking and Transit Services

Cynthia Carnahan
Senior Associate Director, Office of Budget and Planning

Maureen Casey
Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Gabby Chapman
Associate Dean, Graduate School

Dr. Ruth Chen
Professor of Practice, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Peter Cronin
Vice President for Development – Schools, Colleges, and Units

Jamie Cyr
General Manager and Executive Director, Sheraton

Julia Czerniak
Associate Dean, School of Architecture

Ellen de Graffenreid
Senior Associate Vice President for Content Strategy

Michaele DeHart
Director, Risk Management

Elisa Macedo Dekaney
Associate Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Raj Dewan
Dean, School of Information Studies (iSchool)

Martha Diede
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Christina Leigh Docteur
Director, Office of Proposal Support Services

Lisa Dolak
Senior Vice President and University Secretary

Tim Drumm
Executive Director, Special Initiatives

James Duah-Agyeman
Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs

Denise Dyce
Director of Labor Relations

Gerald Edmonds
Senior Assistant Provost for Academic Programs

Sue Edson
Executive Senior Associate Director of Athletics; Chief Communications Officer

Alexandra Epsilanty
Associate Vice President, Regional and International Advancement

Carol Faulkner
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Maxwell School

Tom Forgione
Director, Dome

Michael Frasciello
Dean, University College

Herman Frazier
Senior Deputy Director of Athletics, Chief of Staff

Dan French
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Adam Fumarola
Senior Associate Vice President, Real Estate Service and Asset Management

Jean Gallipeau

Martha Garcia-Murillo
Senior Associate Dean and Professor, iSchool

Marie Garland
Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs

Jenny Gluck
Associate CIO, Academic Services, Information Technology Services

Andrew Goodrich
Deputy Athletic Director and CMO

Andrew Gordon
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Mary Graham
Professor, Provost Faculty Fellow

Gerald Greenberg
Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Margie Greeson
Director, Global Cash Operations

Mary Pat Grzymala
Senior Associate Director, Facility Services

Joseph Guadagnolo Jr.
Senior Associate Director, Facility Services

Maurice Harris
Dean, Admissions

Donna Hayes Storm
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, S.I. Newhouse School

Michael Haynie
Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation

Chad Hendrick
Senior Associate Director, Facility Services

Adam Hepburn
Executive Director of Operations, Strategic Initiatives and Innovation

Joseph Hernon
Director, Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning

Jeff Hoone
Executive Director, Museums and Arts Centers

Rob Hradsky
Senior AVP and Dean of Students

Robert Hupp
Artistic Director, Syracuse Stage

Andy Hurley
Executive Director, Athletics Development

Candace Campbell Jackson
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff

Chris Johnson
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Cydney Johnson
Executive Director, NYS State and Local Government Relations

Sheila Johnson
Associate Vice President, Chief Equal Opportunity and Title IX Officer

Roberta Jones
Assistant Provost, Strategic Planning and Budget, Academic Affairs

Gwenn Judge
Director, Office of Budget and Planning

Joel Kaplan
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Newhouse School

Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz 
Associate Dean, Hendricks Chapel

Kim Keenan-Kirkpatrick
Deputy Director of Athletics, SWA

Rosemary Kelly
Assistant Dean of Student Services, University College

Steven Kelly
Associate Treasurer

Scott Kemp
Associate Treasurer

Kathleen Kinney
Director, Enterprise Process Support

Kristen Jones Kolod
Deputy Director of Athletics, Finance

Brian Konkol
Dean, Hendricks Chapel

Eileen Lantier
Senior Associate Dean, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

David Lind
Director, English Language Institute

Zhanjiang Liu
Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost

Andrew London
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, Maxwell School

Ralph Lorenz
Associate Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Melissa Luke
Associate Dean for Research, School of Education

Bobby Maldonado
Chief, Public Safety

Jeffrey Mangram
Provost Faculty Fellow

Joanna Masingila
Dean, School of Education

Alexander McKelvie
Associate Dean, Undergraduate and Master’s Education, Whitman School of Management

Chuck Merrihew
Vice President for Administration and Engagement

Karen Morrissey
Associate Vice President, Human Resources Operations

Jamie Mullin
Associate Director, Athletics

Diane Lyden Murphy
Dean, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Cathryn Newton
Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost

Amanda Nicholson
Interim Deputy Senior Vice President of Enrollment and the Student Experience

J. Ronald Novack Jr.
Executive Director, Veteran and Military Programs

Gabriel Nugent
Deputy General Counsel

Utibe Offiong
University Audit Executive

Michael Paparo
Associate Comptroller, Financial Reporting and Analysis

Brian Pendergast
Associate Comptroller, Disbursements and Payroll

Abby Perer
Associate General Counsel

Rebecca Ponza
Director, Environmental Health and Safety Services

Tommy Powell
Assistant Provost for Student-Athlete Development

Neal Powless
University Ombuds

Amir Rahnamay-Azar
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ramesh Raina
Interim Vice President, Research

Kira Kristal Reed
Associate Professor, Provost Faculty Fellow

LaVonda Nichelle Reed
Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs

John Rossiter
Manager, Fire and Life Safety Services

Dara Royer
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Karin Ruhlandt
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Peter Sala
Vice President and Chief Campus Facilities Officer

John Sardino
Associate Chief, Department of Public Safety

Sarah Scalese
Senior Associate Vice President, Division of Marketing and Communications

Sean Scanlon
Vice President, Development, Central Teams

Sam Scozzafava
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

David Seaman
Dean of Libraries and University Librarian

Eric Sedore
Associate Chief Information Officer, Infrastructure Services

Debbie Skeele
Director, CFAS Administration, Budget and Finance

Amy Sloane-Garris
Executive Director, Graduate Enrollment Management, Graduate School

J. Cole Smith
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Michael Speaks
Dean, School of Architecture

Jeff Stoecker
Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Kent Syverud
Chancellor and President

Stuart Taub
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

Matthew Ter Molen
Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer

Arthur Thomas
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of Practice, iSchool

Marianne Thomson
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

Michael Tick
Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Seth Tucker
Director, Global Safety and Support Services

Jen Uryniak
Senior Manager, Auxiliary Services

David Van Slyke
Dean, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Peter Vanable
Associate Provost, Graduate Studies; Dean, Graduate School

Lynn Vanderhoek
Vice President, Principal Gifts and Strategic Initiatives

Steve Vassallo
Assistant Vice President, Institutional Research

Rachel Vassel
Assistant Vice President, Program Development

Mark Wheeler
Director, Athletic Compliance

John Wildhack
Athletic Director

Erica Wilkens
Executive Director, Syracuse Abroad

Ryan Williams
Vice President of Enrollment Services, Enrollment and the Student Experience

Brittany Zaehringer
Assistant Vice President of Operations, Enrollment and the Student Experience