Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs Named

Dr. Scott R. FurlongDr. Scott R. Furlong joined SUNY Oswego as provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective July 10, 2017.

As the college’s chief academic officer, Furlong is responsible for leadership of all instructional and academic programs across the college, including Oswego’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and School of Communication, Media and the Arts.

“Dr. Furlong has an outstanding record of leadership and collaboration in higher education, and is passionately committed to teaching, research development and providing students with a transformative experience,” said President Deborah F. Stanley. “His roles as a faculty member, program director and chair, and more recently as dean have prepared him well to make immediate contributions as the chief academic officer at SUNY Oswego.”

Most recently, Furlong was the dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he oversaw 30 academic programs, six research centers and institutes, more than 110 faculty and academic staff, and a budget of over $8 million.

“I am extremely grateful and humbled by my selection as the new provost/vice president for academic affairs for SUNY Oswego,” Furlong said. “Everything that I learned throughout the search process showed a true dedication by the Oswego community to the development and success of Oswego students through high-quality and varied academic programs, high-impact experiences and community engagement. These are all areas that I am very passionate about, and I look forward to working with the SUNY Oswego community to build on its successes and continue its forward trajectory.”

Furlong earned a doctorate in political science from American University. He also earned a master’s in public administration from American University, and a bachelor’s in government from St. Lawrence University.

In his spare time, Furlong enjoys exercising, reading, spending time with family and keeping up on current events as a policy scholar. Furlong succeeds Dr. Walter Roettger as provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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