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Distinguished Faculty Ranks

Distinguished Faculty Ranks

Distinguished Faculty Rank programs encourage ongoing commitment to excellence, kindle intellectual vibrancy, elevate the standards of instruction and enrich contributions to public service. They demonstrate the State University’s pride and gratitude for the consummate professionalism, the groundbreaking scholarship, the exceptional instruction and the breadth and significance of service contributions of its faculty. 

Appointment constitutes a promotion to the State University’s highest academic rank, and it is conferred solely by the State University Board of Trustees.

Call for Nominations - Distinguished Faculty Ranks - 2021-2023  (pdf)

Nomination Allocations for DSP and DTP Categories for Academic Year 2021-2022  (xlsx)

Distinguished Faculty Ranks - 2021-2023 Policies and Procedures (doc)

Cover Sheet for Nomination Portfolio (doc)


Questions regarding these procedures or appointments are to be directed to Yvette Roberts, Program Manager for Faculty and Staff Awards, who can be reached at (518-320-1670).


Please note that Dr. Fatemeh (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik has been appointed Provost-in-Charge. The mailing address is listed below.  

Dr. Fatemeh (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik, Provost-in-Charge
State University of New York System Administration
H. Carl McCall SUNY Building, 353 Broadway
Albany, New York 12246

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