Carl Lejuez has been appointed executive vice president and provost at Stony Brook University, effective July 1, 2022. President Maurie McInnis announced the appointment on April 27. Lejuez is currently provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Connecticut.
As the chief academic officer at Stony Brook, Carl will be responsible for oversight of the academic mission of the university, providing direct supervision for all academic units, support services, and operations, including enrollment management and student success, and coordinating all academic programs. The deans and directors of the West Campus colleges, schools, libraries, centers, and institutes will report to him, and he will also work collaboratively with Harold “Hal” Paz, executive vice president of health sciences, to support the health sciences schools. Together, they will work to provide greater alignment in our research enterprise, enhance interdisciplinary education, and offer enhanced services to all students and faculty.
“In Dr. Lejuez, we have a leader who comes to the table with a strong track record of experience in public higher education,” said McInnis. “I am confident Carl will help Stony Brook University meet its ambitious goals around research and academic excellence, and will be a stalwart supporter of our students, staff, and faculty. He will help us find additional ways to strategically elevate our research, scholarship, and art making while raising the bar even higher for amplifying our efforts to improve student success.”
“Joining Stony Brook University offers a tremendous opportunity to build upon the university’s long-standing commitment to excellence,” said Lejuez. “As a leading Association of American Universities public research institution, Stony Brook excels in educating students, creates a supportive and inclusive working environment, attracts outstanding faculty, and spearheads research that improves the world. I am excited to work with President McInnis and the university community to elevate our academic programs and celebrate the accomplishments to come.”
Prior to his affiliation with UConn, Lejuez served as interim provost and executive vice chancellor and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at The University of Kansas. He was also a professor of psychology and associate dean of research for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland, a research professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and an adjunct faculty member at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, CT.
Lejuez holds a MA and PhD in clinical psychology from West Virginia University and earned his BA in psychology from Emory University.