Stony Brook University’s Associate Vice President for Procurement, Carmen M. Gonzalez, has been appointed to the National Board of the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP). With more than 800 member institutions, NAEP has been operating since the 1920’s as a non-profit professional association primarily dedicated to serving higher education purchasing officers in the U.S. and Canada. Gonzalez will begin her term on May 3 and join 12 other sitting board members for the NAEP.
“I am proud to represent Stony Brook University in such a prestigious organization,” stated Gonzalez. “The NAEP’s trailblazing educational programs, annual events and diverse members have been empowering procurement professionals for over 100 years now, and I am looking forward to bringing industry best-practices and new ideas to our community here at Stony Brook.”
Gonzalez’s Successes at Stony Brook
Gonzalez has successfully led the Procurement Department since joining Stony Brook University in 2019 in many areas, including purchasing, strategic sourcing, contract administration, accounts payable, travel and expense management, credit card administration, central receiving, property control, mail services, and the MWBE/SDVOB programs. She has worked diligently to streamline Procurement operations, optimize resources and lead her team towards successful implementations of the university’s new Concur Travel Expense System, OnBase, and WolfMart 360.
Gonzalez has served as a co-chair for the Strategic Budget Initiative’s Operations Alignment Task Force as well as a co-chair for the Middle States Accreditation Standard 6 Working Group, set to conclude in 2024. She is a Steering Committee Member on the HR Now initiative and a Committee Member on the Risk and Compliance Owner Committee (RCOC). She eagerly participates in events hosted by the Office of Finance and Administration’s Diversity Committee.
Jed Shivers, senior vice president for Finance and Administration commented, “Carmen has helped transform and improve the technologies, practices and service that our Procurement professionals provide on a daily basis to over 22,000 faculty and staff members within our Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Hospital communities. We are grateful for her leadership and look forward to her upcoming five-year term on the NAEP board.”