Philip Mauceri, currently dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and a professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa, has been selected as the College’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs. In addition to serving as provost at New Paltz, Mauceri will hold tenure and professor rank in the political science department. His specialties are comparative politics and Latin American politics. He will start on August 1.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to serve as provost at SUNY New Paltz, a school that has a national reputation for excellence,” Mauceri said. “It quickly became clear to me during my campus visit that faculty, staff, and students share a strong dedication to the academic mission of New Paltz. I hope to work closely with President Christian, his leadership team, and everyone else on campus to strengthen the position of New Paltz in a rapidly changing academic environment.”
College President Donald P. Christian said Mauceri will be an excellent provost for New Paltz. “Dr. Mauceri has a strong academic background and an exceptional record of leadership and administrative accomplishments, at an institution very much like New Paltz in mission and reputation. He is well positioned to provide outstanding academic leadership as provost at New Paltz, and I am excited that he will be joining us.”
Mauceri’s responsibilities at Northern Iowa, which has 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, include oversight of a nearly $13 million budget, 115 faculty, 2,000 student majors, and seven departments, including applied human sciences; geography; history; political science; psychology; sociology, anthropology & criminology; and social work.
He fills a vacancy in the provost position created by Dr. Christian’s appointment as interim president in July 2010 and then as president in June 2011, following the appointment of Steven Poskanzer as president of Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.
Read more about Mauceri’s background and responsibilities here.