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Dr. Marcus Tye Named Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

provost marcus tyeAfter an extensive and highly competitive nationwide search, Dr. Marcus Tye has been named SUNY Plattsburgh provost and senior vice president for academic affairs effective Aug. 1.

Tye joins the university from his previous post as dean for the College of Health Professions at Pace University, a position he’s held since 2021. Prior to that, he served as dean of the School of Health Sciences and acting dean for the School of Education, both at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.

“Dr. Tye brings a wealth of experience in academic leadership,” said SUNY Plattsburgh President Alexander Enyedi. “At Pace, he managed a $72 million gross tuition budget, overseeing significant growth and innovation in student success and program development, achieving a 5 percent higher retention rate compared to national averages for similar programs.”

Enyedi praised Tye’s “forward-thinking approach and passion for higher education, which will undoubtedly elevate SUNY Plattsburgh in this competitive academic market.”

“He is known for his strategic initiatives in faculty and student support that have fostered a collaborative culture, resulting in enhanced research productivity and academic excellence,” Enyedi said. “Additionally, Dr. Tye has a notable record of creating innovative degree pathways and expanding online education, further demonstrating his commitment to advancing higher education.”

“The warmth of everyone I met in the interviews and their passionate commitment to the university and greater community makes me so enthusiastic about having the privilege of joining the Cardinal family,” Tye said.

Tye replaces Dr. Brent Carbajal, who has served as interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. Enyedi extended his gratitude to Carbajal, “who has expertly and seamlessly stepped into this role over the past year. (His) extensive knowledge and experience have been invaluable as he has come to know and integrate into our campus, with a commitment to prepare the Office of the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for the next person to permanently fill that role.”

Carbajal will remain on campus through Aug. 31 to support Tye in his transition.

“I am confident that Dr. Tye’s extensive experience and commitment to academic excellence will be tremendous assets to our community, and I am grateful for the opportunity to welcome him to our campus,” Enyedi said.

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