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Bill Herrmann appointed Vice President for Facilities & Services at Stony Brook University

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William herrmann headshotStony Brook, NY – September 13, 2023 – Stony Brook University is pleased to announce the appointment of William Herrmann as Vice President for the Facilities & Services Division. Formerly serving as the Associate Vice President for Campus Planning, Design, and Construction (CPDC), Herrmann brings a wealth of experience and strategic vision to this pivotal role. In his new capacity, Herrmann will be responsible for overseeing the Division and spearheading the development of an encompassing Campus Master Plan. This plan will serve as a blueprint for guiding future development projects within the university’s expansive and continuously growing network of facilities. This initiative aligns seamlessly with President Maurie McInnis’ Strategic Plan for the University. Herrmann will report directly to Jed Shivers, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration.

During his tenure as Associate Vice President for CPDC, Herrmann exhibited exemplary leadership in the operation and management of all capital development, campus planning, architectural engineering, and construction endeavors. Since joining the Stony Brook University team in 2020, Herrmann played a pivotal role in conceptualizing and negotiating SBU’s successful bid for the New York Climate Exchange facility on Governors Island. Under his stewardship, state allocations for critical maintenance of academic buildings increased significantly, rising from an average of $37 million per year (FY17 – FY20) to $122 million per year (FY21 – FY23).

Prior to joining Stony Brook, Herrmann served as the Director of Capital Program Management, Facilities, and Information Technology at SUNY Maritime College for 12 years. In this role, he provided senior-level planning, design, construction, and long-term facilities operations for the Maritime campus. Notably, Herrmann developed and managed a comprehensive multi-year capital plan encompassing strategic initiatives, critical maintenance, sustainability programs, and more.

Jed Shivers, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, expressed his enthusiasm about Herrmann’s appointment, stating, “Bill brings his extensive experience and skills to the versatile leadership team and support staff at Facilities & Services, including CPDC and Campus Operations & Maintenance (COM). It’s been a pleasure working with him since I arrived at Stony Brook. I look forward to collaborating with Bill as he works to chart the Division’s course.”

Herrmann holds a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Business, Management, and Economics with a concentration in Facilities Administration from SUNY Empire State University. In addition to his academic achievements, Herrmann is a representative for the New York State Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education (NYCSHE) and a NYS certified code enforcement official.

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Stony Brook University — New York’s flagship university and No. 1 public university — is going far beyond the expectations of today’s public universities. It is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. With more than 26,000 students, more than 2900 faculty members, more than 200,000 alumni, a premier academic healthcare system and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs, Stony Brook is a research-intensive distinguished center of innovation dedicated to addressing the world’s biggest challenges. The university embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and is ranked one of the top 80 universities in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges listing. Fostering a commitment to academic research and intellectual endeavors, Stony Brook’s membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places it among the top 71  research institutions in North America. The university’s distinguished faculty have earned esteemed awards such as the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, Abel Prize and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. Stony Brook has the responsibility of co-managing Brookhaven National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy — one of only eight universities with a role in running a national laboratory. Providing economic growth for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region, the university totals an impressive $7.23 billion in increased economic output on Long Island. Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter(@stonybrooku)

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