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    Dean Stein Promoted

    Known on campus as the dean of students, Jerrold Stein was recently appointed as associate vice president for student affairs. Despite the promotion, Stein will continue to serve as the dean.’

    Peter Baigent, vice president for Student Affairs and associate provost for Enrollment and Retention, selected Stein as his colleague. ‘He’s well-liked and good skilled – the kind of person who can advocate for students,’ said Baigent. ‘The position is well deserved.’

    Frederick Preston, the vice president for Student Affairs before Baigent, left eighteen months ago. Baigent was the associate vice president at the time, and served as the interim vice president for Student Affairs for about a year. Then around six months ago, Baigent officially became the vice president for Student Affairs. He then appointed Stein as his associate.

    ‘ As vice president, Baigent overlooks many of the departments within the Office of Student Affairs: Campus Residences, Campus Recreation, Career Center, Commuter Student Services, Dean of Students, Disability Support Services, Judicial Affairs, Student Activities, Student Health Services, Veterans Affairs, Wo/men’s Center and University Counseling Center. Now, Stein will assist Baigent with these affairs.

    ‘We will continue to build a sense of belonging in the community by reaching out to the individuals and respond to a broad range of interests and needs,’ said Stein. ‘We need to plan ahead for the long term of Stony Brook.’

    Baigent described his decision to appoint Stein as logical. ‘He was the second person in the division,’ said Baigent. Stein, as the dean of students, was already involved in many of the departments that the vice president regulates.

    Dean Stein has served the campus for thirty years. He began his career working for campus residences. After working as a quad director, he was promoted to the dean of Campus Residences and director of Residential Education. In 2002, Stein won a national search sponsored by Stony Brook’s Human Resource Services, in which he competed against applicants nationwide for the vacant position of dean of students on campus.

    Stein received his Master’s degree in both College Student Development and Business Administration. He has a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Technology.

    Stein holds some distinguished awards. In 1992, he was presented with the Chancellor’s and President’s Awards for Excellence in Professional Service. In 1999, he was named Outstanding Professional of the Year by the American College Personnel Association.

    Dean Stein has been active with student life, notably for his Sexual Assault Facts and Education (SAFE) peer-education program. For this program, he received ‘The Most Innovative Program Award’ in 1991 from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and was acknowledged as a model anti-violence program from the United States Department of Education.

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