Rick Gatteau, Stony Brook University Vice President for Student Affairs, announced that Ric McClendon has been appointed Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students effective July 12, 2021.
McClendon has served as the Associate Director of Student Centers at George Mason University for the last six years, and previously served as the Director of Student Engagement and the Brandt Student Center at Shenandoah University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism and Master’s degree in College Student Personnel at Western Carolina University, and his Doctor of Education in Administrative Leadership at Shenandoah University.
As the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, McClendon will have overall responsibility for several departments and functions in Student Affairs, including New Student Programs, Family Services and Support, Student Support Team, Multicultural Affairs including the LGBTQ* Center and UNITI Cultural Center, Student Centers including the SAC and Union, Student Engagement and Activities, Student Community Development, and Athletic Bands.
Congrats Dr. McClendon!!! They are so fortunate to have you. We miss you daily!
Congratulations on your new position and welcome to the stony brook University community! Wishing you success and the best of luck…