Syracuse University Expands Go Local Initiative, Creates New Pathways to Home Ownership and Education

As part of its successful Go Local initiative, and to strengthen economic inclusion and development throughout Central New York, Syracuse University today announced it will expand an existing home ownership program and offer a new education incentive to local health care workers.

“We know that for many in our community the path to economic prosperity and financial independence includes a comfortable home and continued opportunities to grow professionally,” says J. Michael Haynie, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation. “These two initiatives represent the University’s latest effort to support and build a stronger, more inclusive local economy.”

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Hendricks Chapel Food Pantry, Pete’s Giving Garden Help Combat Food Insecurity in Campus Community

In 2013, Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel established a food pantry to help students experiencing food insecurity. What started as a pantry in a small space in the chapel has grown into a large operation with two campus locations that serve more than 250 students a week.

The pantry is located on the lower level of Hendricks Chapel (North Campus) and the Carriage House (161 Farm Acre Road, South Campus). Each location is stocked with food, personal care and household items, which are available at no cost to undergraduate and graduate students with valid Syracuse University or SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry I.D.

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BFAS Welcomes Brett Padgett, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

As the University announced in July, Brett Padgett has been named the University’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Brett will begin his tenure at Syracuse on Thursday, September 1. Brett will report directly to the Chancellor.

Beginning on September 1, Gwenn Judge will transition out of the interim CFO role and into a role as the Special Advisor to the Chancellor and the Chief Financial Officer. Gwenn will remain in Crouse-Hinds Hall and will continue to be supported by the administrative office of the Chief Financial Officer.

In his new role, Padgett will oversee the financial well-being of Syracuse University, working closely with the Chancellor to proactively position the University to navigate a dynamic financial landscape, optimize resources and investments, and align the budget model in support of the University’s core mission of academic excellence. He will work closely with several committees of the Board of Trustees, including the Facilities, Finance, Audit and Risk, and Investment and Endowment committees.

Prior to joining the University, Padgett served as Associate Vice President for Finance at the University of Chicago. In this position, Padgett was responsible for accounting and financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, payroll and human resource services, procurement and payment services, and treasury. Before joining the private sector, Brett served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant in Special Operations.

Padgett earned a master of business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He also attended U.S. Navy Schools in Charleston, South Carolina; Newport, Rhode Island; Athens, Georgia; Panama City, Florida; and Coronado, California.

Food Services Announces Changes to Goldstein Dining Hours

Beginning Aug. 27, Food Services will implement an adjusted menu and new service hours at its Goldstein Dining location, in an effort to streamline service to meet South Campus student needs.

“Over the past year, we have studied the daily traffic flow in the food court,” says Kris Klinger, senior associate vice president for Auxiliary Services. “We know that students tend to head directly to Main Campus in the morning and then return to South Campus as the day goes on. Our new hours will provide a high level of service to our students when they need it most.”

Starting Aug. 27, Goldstein Dining will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Dunkin’ will offer its full range of coffee and breakfast products, and customers will be able to select from enhanced grab-and-go meal options, including entrée meals that can be consumed on-site or kept packaged and re-heated at a later time.

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Syracuse University Announces Changes to Public Safety, Title IX to Better Serve Students, Faculty and Staff

Syracuse University today announced changes to its public safety and Title IX reporting lines to enhance collaboration and ensure students, faculty and staff continue to feel safe, supported and respected while on campus, and during investigations.

“The University is constantly evaluating how we can improve the experience for every member of our community, including as it relates to their safety and well-being,” says Allen Groves, senior vice president and chief student experience officer. “Based on feedback from students, faculty and staff, the University is better aligning its services and resources, strengthening its support of our community and working to streamline Title IX processes.”

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Syracuse University to Pilot Private Cellular Network in Select Residence Halls, Academic Buildings

Syracuse University, in partnership with JMA Wireless, will soon install a cutting-edge, 5G private wireless network in select residence halls and academic buildings as part of a pilot program that will run for the duration of the Fall 2022 semester. The pilot program will assess technology aimed at simplifying connectivity, improving bandwidth and increasing coverage for students, faculty and staff, inside and outside the classroom. This initial pilot program will focus on a random group of students selected to participate.

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Infrastructure Updates on Quad to Impact Some Walkways

Beginning Thursday, July 14, contractors working at Link Hall will be installing a temporary storm water line across the Quad running east to west from Link Hall to Hendricks Chapel. This work is related to updating and improving campus critical infrastructure.

For those utilizing the walkways in this area, there will be accessible ramps where the line crosses intersecting walks. While access in all directions will be maintained, some walkways will be closed for safety. This work is expected to be complete by Wednesday, July 27.

Delays in the proposed work may occur as a result of weather and/or unforeseen circumstances. In the event that there is a significant delay, revised information will be issued as soon as possible. Please contact, Kim Cirman, senior project manager, at 315.391.3477 or, with any questions or concerns.

Brett Padgett Named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Chancellor Kent Syverud today announced the appointment of Brett Padgett, a higher education financial leader and Navy veteran, as Syracuse University’s next senior vice president and chief financial officer. Reporting to the Chancellor as a member of the executive team, he will direct the University’s finance and administration functions. Padgett’s appointment will begin later this summer and was approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Read the full announcement on Syracuse University News.