William (Bill) Herrmann has been named Stony Brook University Vice President for Facilities & Services, effective August 8, 2023. Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration Jed Shivers made the announcement to the campus community.
Herrmann joined Stony Brook in March 2020 as the associate vice president for Campus Planning, Design & Construction (CPDC), providing leadership and oversight for the operation and management of all capital development, campus planning, architectural and engineering design, construction project management and commissioning. He also played a key role in conceptualizing and negotiating SBU’s successful bid for The New York Climate Exchange on Governor’s Island.
During his time as AVP, State University Construction Fund (SUCF) allocations for critical maintenance to academic buildings at Stony Brook rose from an average of $37 million per year (FY17 – FY20) to $122 million per year (FY21 – FY23). This increase to capital funding is vital to addressing our $1.8 billion backlog of deferred maintenance.
Prior to his arrival at Stony Brook, Herrmann spent 12 years at SUNY Maritime College where he provided senior level planning, design, construction and long-term facilities operations as director of Capital Program Management, Facilities and Information Technology. He developed and managed the college’s multi-year capital plan including strategic initiatives, critical maintenance, residence hall and sustainability programs, as well as the creation of comprehensive facilities and energy master plans.
Herrmann earned a Master of Science degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Management, and Economics with a concentration in Facilities Administration from SUNY Empire State University. He also is a New York State Certified Code Official and a representative for the New York State Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education (NYCSHE).
“I am looking forward to collaborating with and supporting Bill as he works to chart the Division’s course for Facilities & Services,” Shivers said. “Bill will be partnering with academic deans, stakeholders and many of you across Stony Brook University as we begin the process of developing an overall campus master plan.”