Eric F. Spina *88 appointed vice chancellor and provost at Syracuse University

By Christine Fairsmith
May 16, 2007

Eric Spina became vice chancellor and provost of Syracuse University in January after serving in the position in an interim capacity. In announcing his appointment, Syracuse cited Spina’s outstanding efforts to establish collaborations and partnerships within the campus community and beyond in the region.

Spina joined Syracuse University in 1988. He is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and was the Douglas D. Danforth Dean of the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science. In 2004, he became the first academic dean at Syracuse to be named to the Chancellor’s Cabinet. Spina received his Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton in 1988.