Jed M. Shivers has been named Stony Brook University’s senior vice president for finance and administration, effective July 18, 2022. Shivers is currently vice president for finance and operations at the University of North Dakota (UND).
“An experienced higher education administrator with a proven track record of collaborating across varied departments, Jed has established external relationships at the local, state, and federal levels, and is known for his fiscal acumen that has stabilized and improved the positions of the institutions he has served,” said 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 as it advances its 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.
“Working closely with the provost and the executive vice president for health sciences, and their respective financial offices, Jed will develop and implement a shared vision across the university for generating, sustaining, and deploying resources to pursue our academic goals and institutional priorities,” McInnis said. “Among his tasks will be to help us formulate and implement mid- and long-term financial strategies that are efficient, equitable, and effective throughout our budgeting process.”
Shivers has been at UND since May 2018 and manages the institution’s $528 million operating budget; oversees the operations of the university’s nine schools and colleges, including the School of Medicine & Health Sciences; supervises the leaders of the offices of Finance, Public Safety, Human Resources & Payroll Services, Facilities, and Equal Opportunity & Title IX; and leads UND’s ongoing COVID-19 response with the UND Pandemic Planning Group.
Shivers also served as associate dean for finance and administration at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx for 11 years. In that role, he was responsible for the direction and development of all nonacademic functions of the campus, managing an array of the college’s department leaders, including the chief financial officer, the human resources officer, the information technology officer, and the senior director of facilities. Shivers was previously at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and Medical Center, Yale University School of Medicine, the University of Miami Health System, and Stanford University School of Medicine. Shivers received his bachelor of science from Johns Hopkins University in psychology and natural science, and an MBA from the University of Connecticut with a specialization in healthcare management.
In her statement, McInnis thanked David Gray for serving as interim vice president for budget and financial planning, adding that Gray will stay on at Stony Brook for a few months to help with the transition.