Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger will oversee the search for a provost for the State University of New York.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher says Stenger will chair the national search committee to find a successor to Dr. David Lavallee, who had been SUNY provost. Lavallee is returning to a faculty position at SUNY New Paltz.

Lavallee became SUNY interim provost four years ago. Prior to that, he had been provost at SUNY New Paltz for a decade.