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Leadership and Administration

Students—and their future—are our No. 1 priority. This commitment is reflected in the University’s mission to attract and engage the best students from around the world and support them with a college experience that is as vibrant as it is academically rigorous.

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Syracuse University Chancellor

Kent Syverud is Chancellor and President of Syracuse University. He was appointed by the University’s Board of Trustees in September 2013 and assumed the leadership post in January 2014, becoming the 12th leader of the University since its founding in 1870.

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Syracuse University, responsible for the institution’s educational mission and fiscal policies.

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Vice Chancellor, Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Gretchen Ritter is the Vice Chancellor, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Syracuse University.

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Academic Strategic Plan

The Academic Strategic Plan sets an ambitious vision for the University that builds on its strengths and leverages external opportunity.

University Leadership Units

Upon his inauguration, Chancellor Syverud installed the Chancellor’s Executive Team, the Chancellor’s Council and the University Leadership Team.

Academic Administration

The administration provides leadership and counsel on academic programs, policies, faculty recruitment and support, research, and support for academic affairs.

Women in Leadership Initiative

The Women in Leadership (WiL) Initiative supports professional development for women on campus through education, awareness and mentorship.

Syracuse University Policies

These policies are in place to support a safe and respectful living, learning and work environment.


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