Marjorie Lavin was appointed vice provost for academic program development in August 2007.
The associate provost is responsible for substantial planning and personnel-related support for the office of academic affairs, serves as chief of staff to the provost, and participates in collegewide planning as a members of the president's cabinet and president's council. The associate provost also supervises the three assistant vice presidents for academic affairs and their functional areas: academic programs, outcomes assessment and institutional research, and academic services.
Lavin served as interim dean of the Northeast Center during the 2006-2007 academic year. From 1988 to 2000, she served as assistant and associate vice president for academic affairs, and then as acting vice president for academic affairs. From 2000 to 2005 she was the vice president for academic affairs at Granite State College (formerly the College of Lifelong Learning) in New Hampshire. Earlier on, she was a tenured faculty member and department chair at SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica.
Lavin has a B.S. in psychology from Loyola University in Chicago and an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from Boston University.
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