New Vice President for Student Affairs
Brian McAree is the new vice president for student affairs and campus life. With 24 years of experience in student services, McAree had served as acting vice president since May 2000.
"Brianís candidacy had very strong support among members of the search committee and across the campus community," said President Peggy R. Williams on announcing the appointment. "I look forward to working with Brian as we move forward in implementing many dimensions of the Ithaca College in-stitutional plan."
McAree is responsible for leading a diverse program that includes nearly 200 employees in 12 departments: Campus Center and activities, campus safety, career services, chaplains, conference and event services, counseling center, dining services, health center, ID office, intercollegiate athletics, multicultural affairs, and residential life and judicial affairs.
McAree earned a master of arts degree in college student personnel at Bowling Green State University, master of pastoral studies degree at Loyola University, and bachelor of science degree in psychology at the State University of New York College at Cortland. He held student services positions at Rider College, the University of Delaware, and West Liberty State College before joining Ithaca College in 1983 as director of residential life. He was named assistant vice president for student affairs and campus life in 1989 and promoted to associate vice president in 1997.
McAree has chaired the Bias-Related Incidents Committee, AIDS Education and Policy Committee, and Student Affairs and Campus Life Professional Development Committee, among others. He has served on numerous all-College committees and given many presentations at national and regional conferences on such topics as leadership, campus safety/legal issues, and residential life issues.
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