Committee to Strengthen University Management and Resources

Chaired by the University's executive vice president, the Committee to Strengthen University Management and Resources (SUMAR) identifies and supports efficiencies in central and academic administration that enable the release of resources toward teaching, research, and the student experience. 

Specifically, SUMAR identifies and facilitates projects that will strengthen our workforce, business operations, and services; enhance our efficiency; and appropriately utilize our resources. SUMAR encourages all departments to implement changes within their units if they have the ability to do so without central assistance. In cases that are interdepartmental in scope, SUMAR identifies managers to lead the related analysis and possible implementation.

The committee meets quarterly and encourages suggestions and feedback (below).  These pages are updated annually.

The Committee

Treby Williams, Chair
Executive Vice President

Carolyn Ainslie
Vice President for Finance and Treasurer

Jay Dominick
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Steven Gill
Budget Director and Associate Provost for Finance

Aly Kassam-Remtulla
Assistant Provost for Academic Planning and Institutional Diversity

Chad Klaus
Vice President, University Services

Jason Knoch
Executive Director of Financial Services and Strategic Initiatives

Richard Myers
Vice Provost for Academic and Budget Planning

Deborah Prentice

Laura Strickler
Executive Director for Administrative Planning

Lianne Sullivan-Crowley
Vice President for Human Resources

Sits With Committee

Tawana Lewis-Harrison, Secretary
Assistant Director for Administrative Planning

Suggestions and Feedback

If you would like to share a suggestion or offer feedback, please send an email to sumar@princeton.edu