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Kathleen Byington to join Stony Brook as SVP for Finance and Administration

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Kathleen Byington

Stony Brook, NY, September 6, 2018–Kathleen Byington, Associate Vice President for Business Operations at Yale University, has been appointed Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration at Stony Brook University, effective October 3, 2018.

Byington will serve as the senior executive responsible for managing Stony Brook’s financial, administrative and facilities operations. Working at the highest level of the University to advance its mission of education, research, and service, she will lead seven direct reports including the Vice Presidents for Finance and Human Resource Services, the Office of Internal Audit, and the Associate and Assistant Vice Presidents responsible for all facilities maintenance and design and construction activity, which currently includes approximately $800 million in projects on Stony Brook’s campuses. She will also oversee University Police and Emergency Management, Environmental Health and Safety, and Parking and Transportation.

In addition, she will work closely with the Provost and the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, and their respective financial officers, to develop and implement a shared vision for how the University can best generate, sustain, and deploy resources to pursue institutional priorities and academic goals. Byington will report to President Samuel L. Stanley Jr.

Kathy has demonstrated creativity, innovation, and strategic thinking in her prior roles and I look forward to the contributions she will make at Stony Brook as we look to strengthen the University’s infrastructure, systems, and overall capacity in financial planning, management, analysis, and reporting,” said President Stanley.

At Yale, Byington led all teams focused on financial and administrative services at the university and department levels, ensuring that lead administrators, operations managers and business office staff worked together as a team to provide high quality support to Yale’s faculty, students and staff.

Prior to her appointment at Yale, Byington served as Vice President for Administration and Finance at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, from 2009-2015, Vice President and Chief Business Officer at Georgetown University Medical Center from 2005-2007, Chief Financial Officer at Dartmouth Medical School from 2001-2007, and Finance Director for Genetics Institute from 1992-1999.

Byington received her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University and a MBA from Northeastern University.

About Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University is going beyond the expectations of what today’s public universities can accomplish. Since its founding in 1957, this young university has grown to become a flagship as one of only four University Center campuses in the State University of New York (SUNY) system with more than 26,000 students and 2,600 faculty members, and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Our faculty have earned numerous prestigious awards, including the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, Abel Prize and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. The University offers students an elite education with an outstanding return on investment: U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 50 public universities in the nation. Its membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. As part of the management team of Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University joins a prestigious group of universities that have a role in running federal R&D labs. Stony Brook University is a driving force in the region’s economy, generating nearly 60,000 jobs and an annual economic impact of more than $4.6 billion. Our state, country and world demand ambitious ideas, imaginative solutions and exceptional leadership to forge a better future for all. The students, alumni, researchers and faculty of Stony Brook University are prepared to meet this challenge.

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