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Jed M. Shivers to join Stony Brook as SVP for Finance and Administration

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Jed Shivers, Image courtesy of the University of North Dakota

Stony Brook, NY, June 6, 2022 — Jed M. Shivers, vice president for finance and operations for the University of North Dakota (UND), has been appointed to the position of senior vice president for finance and administration at Stony Brook University, effective July 18, 2022. He will report to Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis.

Shivers will be responsible for managing Stony Brook’s financial, administrative, and facilities operations, and will help guide the financial direction for the university to advance the institutional mission of education, research, and service. His portfolio will include Budget, Financial Planning and Analysis; Human Resources; Enterprise Risk Management; Parking and Transportation; and Facilities and Services.

Shivers will work with the provost and the executive vice president for Health Sciences, and their respective financial offices, to develop and implement a shared vision across the university for generating, sustaining, and deploying resources to pursue the university’s academic goals and institutional priorities. Among Shivers’ tasks will be to help formulate and implement mid- and long-term financial strategies that look to be efficient, equitable, and effective throughout the budgeting process.

“Jed is an experienced higher education administrator with a proven track record of collaborating across varied departments,” said President McInnis. ”He has established external relationships at the local, state, and federal level, and is known for fiscal acumen that has stabilized and improved the position of the institutions he has served.”

“Having lived in the New York metro area for most of the last 25 years, I’ve watched Stony Brook University’s rising prominence and so it is particularly gratifying to join the executive team that President McInnis has assembled​,” said Shivers. ​”The emphasis on a collaborative work environment was a huge attractor and the people I talked with during the interview process were deeply committed to Stony Brook’s success and well aware of the challenges and opportunities it faces. I’m looking forward to learning from and meeting with the leaders in the Finance and Administration Division and want to thank David Gray for his leadership and am glad that he will work with me during the transition.​”​ 

Shivers joined UND in May 2018 and managed the institution’s $528 million operating budget. He oversaw the operations of the university’s nine schools and colleges, including the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He supervised the leaders of the offices of Finance, Public Safety, Human Resources and Payroll Services, Facilities, and Equal Opportunity and Title IX. He also led the institution’s ongoing COVID-19 response and ran the UND Pandemic Planning Group.  

Prior to his appointment at the University of North Dakota, Shivers previous experience includes employment at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the University of San Francisco School of Medicine and Medical Center, Yale University School of Medicine, the University of Miami Medical Group, and Stanford University School of Medicine. A native of Madison, Wisconsin, he received a Bachelor of Science from The Johns Hopkins University in psychology and natural science and an MBA from the University of Connecticut with a specialization in health care management.

Photo credit: Image courtesy of the University of North Dakota

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About Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University, a flagship of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is going far beyond the expectations of today’s public universities. With nearly 27,000 students, 2,800 faculty members, more than 200,000 alumni, a premier academic medical center 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 has been ranked 23rd among top public universities by Forbes and 38th among public universities in 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 65 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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