The second annual meeting of the SUNY Distinguished Academy will be held, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Twenty-nine SUNY faculty will be inducted into the Distinguished Academy. They will be honored for their promotion to the distinguished rank – the highest system honor conferred upon SUNY faculty.
Also being recognized on this occasion as the Distinguished Academy Honorary Inductee is Richard Gambino of Stony Brook University for his extensive work in Engineering. All distinguished faculty in active service within SUNY are also members of the SUNY Distinguished Academy, established last March. These active members have undertaken a strong set of initiatives to work on in the coming year, and they will gather at this meeting to strategize on a plan for accomplishing these goals.
As we enter the new year, we thought we’d share some of the SUNY news you may have missed during 2012.
In March, the SUNY Board of Trustees approved the creation of the SUNY Distinguished Academy. The Academy is comprised of all active faculty at SUNY’s 64 statewide campuses who hold a distinguished rank.
The Academy is positioned to recognize professional achievements by faculty who ultimately receive this honor as directed by the Board of Trustees and use those faculty members to mentor young faculty, refine their focus on the community, and ultimately help enhance the profession.
“The SUNY Board of Trustees has proudly honored more than 900 extraordinary faculty with appointment to various distinguished faculty rank since 1963, and establishment of the academy will take this time-honored tradition to a new and much deserved level,” said Board Chairman H. Carl McCall.