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Timothy Ecklund Named Dean of Students and Assistant VP for Student Affairs at SBU
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 Timothy R. Ecklund, Ph.D

STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 27, 2014 – Timothy R. Ecklund, Ph.D., has been appointed Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs effective immediately, announced Stony Brook University Vice President for Student Affairs, Peter Baigent, Ed.D.

In his role, Ecklund will lead the Dean of Students office, help facilitate student success, bring about new student body initiatives, promote civility, community and engagement, and provide counsel and assistance to individual students and student groups.

“Tim’s extensive experience and success working at the senior management level of higher education in New York State, coupled with his academic background made him an ideal candidate for this position,” said Stony Brook University Vice President for Student Affairs, Peter Baigent. “I am thrilled that he has joined Stony Brook University, and welcome him to our community.”

Ecklund joins Stony Brook University having served most recently as the associate vice president for housing and auxiliary enterprises from Buffalo State. He brings 30 years of experience in student affairs administration with 14 years of experience as an associate vice president. Some of his major accomplishments at Buffalo State are the construction of a $50 million student apartment complex, the first new residence hall in 40 years, and the $15 million renovation of the student union. Prior to joining Buffalo State, Ecklund held positions in student affairs at the University at Buffalo, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Illinois State University.

“I am looking forward to serving the outstanding students of Stony Brook University as their new Dean of Students and to working with my fellow faculty and staff to enhance student life and student success,” said Ecklund. “It is a great time to be a Seawolf!”

Ecklund is the 2012 recipient of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Annuit Coeptis Award for service to the profession of student affairs and the past chair of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Faculty Fellows. Ecklund earned a B.A. in Psychology, Elementary Education from the State University of Geneseo, a M.S. in Student Personnel Administration from Buffalo State and his Ph.D in Higher education Administration from the University of Buffalo.

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About Stony Brook University
Part of the State University of New York system, Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,450 acres. Since welcoming its first incoming class in 1957, the University has grown tremendously, now with more than 25,000 students, 2,200 faculty and 20 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Its membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 40 public universities in the nation and Kiplinger named it the 29th best value in public colleges for in-state students and 20th for out-of-state students. One of four University Center campuses in the SUNY system, Stony Brook University co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, putting it in an elite group of universities that run federal research and development laboratories. As the largest single-site employer on Long Island, Stony Brook is a driving force of the regional economy, with an annual economic impact of $4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000 jobs, and accounts for nearly 4% of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County. 

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