Donald Nieman named provost of Binghamton University

Donald Nieman, dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, will be the next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Photo by Jonathan Cohen

Donald Nieman will become the next provost and vice president for academic affairs at Binghamton University. As the current dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, with a long history of administrative service and a stellar academic background, Nieman is well suited to continue the development of Binghamton’s academic programs and to strengthen the University’s outstanding reputation for undergraduate and graduate education.

After a national search involving exceptionally strong candidates, the Search Committee recommended Nieman for the position. The committee included representatives from a variety of campus groups and gave its unanimous support to Nieman after evaluating all candidates and weighing feedback and support from all constituencies.

“In my short time at Binghamton University, I have been impressed by Dean Nieman’s approach to problem solving, his collegial management style and his focus on academic excellence. It will be a great pleasure to work closely with him in his new role as provost,” said Harvey G. Stenger, president of Binghamton University, in making the appointment. Nieman will assume the role of provost effective July 1.

“I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve this great University as provost,” Nieman said. “I look forward to working with an energetic and visionary president as well as terrific vice presidents, deans, faculty, staff, students and alumni to build on Binghamton’s rich tradition of excellence as we strive to become the premier public university of the 21st century.”

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