Charles Taber Appointed Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education
Newly created position merges graduate and professional development programs
Charles Taber, PhD,
Stony Brook, NY, September 3, 2014 – Charles Taber, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook University, has been appointed Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education effective September 1, 2014, announced Dennis N. Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
In this new role, Dr. Taber will continue as Dean of the Graduate School, maintaining full responsibility for the research graduate programs in the Graduate School; he will also lead the School of Professional Development and oversee all professional education programs at Stony Brook. This administrative restructuring follows the recommendations of a planning process that included an SPD self-study under previous Dean Paul Edelson, a year-long evaluation by Interim Dean Tom Sexton and the SPD staff, and the Provost’s SPD Advisory Group.
The Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education and Dean of the Graduate School provides direction, support, oversight, and advocacy for graduate and professional education across the University. This includes graduate and professional admissions and records, program development and new initiatives, program evaluation, and strategic leadership for graduate and professional education locally and among national peers. In this position, Taber will serve as a member of the University’s senior leadership team and work collaboratively with College Deans and Directors of graduate and professional programs, as well as student governance, across campus to improve graduate and professional education at the University.
“I am confident that this merging of graduate and professional development programs at SBU will lead to a more robust portfolio of academic programs that are market-relevant, prepare students for the workforce, and help to better integrate research, education and professional development,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. “The University’s Graduate School will …