Stocco Named to Interim Vice President Position

Posted on June 24th, 2009 by

Jeffrey Stocco

Jeffrey Stocco

Jeffrey L. Stocco, career center director at Gustavus Adolphus College since 1990, has been appointed Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, effective July 1.

“I extend my congratulations to Mr. Stocco as he steps into this important leadership role for the College,” said President Jack R. Ohle. “I look forward to working with him over this next year.”

Stocco has assisted students with career decision making since his arrival to Gustavus in 1987 and was appointed Career Center Director in 1990. For most of that time he has also served in Associate and Assistant Dean of Students capacities.

In the Career Center, Stocco has helped students with career management, internships, health professions, and career counseling. In the Division of Student Affairs, he has supervised other programs and served as Judicial Board Chair, organized divisional professional development, and conducted research on student development.

Prior to his tenure at Gustavus, Stocco advanced through several student affairs positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, including directorships in testing and pre-enrollment counseling. He holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hamline University in St. Paul.

In the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students role, Stocco will serve on the President’s Cabinet, provide leadership and continuity under the existing divisional structure, oversee Residential Life, Campus Safety, Health Services, Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities, Judicial Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Education, the Counseling Center, the Community Service Center, and the Career Center.

“I am excited about this new opportunity to serve the students and staff of Gustavus,” Stocco said. “I look forward to working with an extremely talented and dedicated group of Student Affairs colleagues, and to enhancing the strong partnerships with faculty that were developed under Dean Hank Toutain’s great leadership.”

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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