William B. Hedberg '90

William B. HedbergWilliam B. Hedberg joined the University at Albany in 1974 as a grants coordinator in the Office for Research. Rising through successive positions over 37 years, Dr. Hedberg has been instrumental in the University at Albany’s growth as a modern research university.  He has influenced every aspect of the academic enterprise, including personnel, budgeting, programming, support services, and academic facilities.

Serving seven provosts since joining the Office of Academic Affairs - currently as associate vice president for academic affairs - his presence contributes vitally to the continuity of university administration.  He is widely admired for his deep knowledge of the institution and abiding commitment to the University’s purposes and people. His counsel is sought across the campus for its positive, diplomatic, creative, incisive, and practical analyses of complex situations.

Dr. Hedberg helped establish the Burton Lecture in 1985 and has had a significant role in this annual celebration ever since.  He has contributed decades of support to Wildwood Programs, Inc., a non-profit organization that assists children and adults with complex learning and developmental disorders.  He is currently the president of the Wildwood Programs board.

Dr. Hedberg received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the State University of New York College at Brockport, and his doctorate in Educational Foundations from the University at Albany.  William Hedberg is a model of public service in higher education and one of SUNY’s own.