SUNY-Binghamton provost Mary Ann Swain returning to faculty
May 19, 2010
Binghamton University Provost Mary Ann Swain will leave her position at the end of June and after a one-semester leave, will return to teaching in Spring 2011.
Swain announced the decision to her staff and in an e-mail to the campus community:
“The relationship between the president and provost of any university is a critically important one. In higher education it is often the case that when a president leaves the provost steps aside to allow the new president to work with a provost of his or her choice. For that reason, and after conversation with the Office of the Provost at SUNY, I will complete my appointment at the end of June. After a one-semester leave, which I will use to prepare for classes, I will return to teaching in spring 2011.
I applaud President DeFleur’s vision and leadership. It has been my great privilege to work with her and to serve Binghamton University over the past 17 years. This is a truly extraordinary institution because of its achievements in faculty scholarship and the outstanding quality of both its undergraduate and graduate programs. I know from first-hand experience that our excellence results from the talents and dedication of all of our faculty and staff. It also comes from respectful collegial relationships among the vice presidents, deans, and vice provosts whom I thank for all of their support.