Beacon College today announced the hiring of Dr. Kerry Greenstein as the College’s new dean of student affairs. Greenstein joins the Beacon family July 1.
Greenstein currently serves as associate dean of students for student advocacy at Georgia Southern University, overseeing the Alcohol and Other Drugs Office, coordinating official communication to students, and supporting the school’s Office of Student Conduct, Multicultural Student Center, Fraternity and Sorority Relations, Student Media, and the Student Government Association. Under his leadership, the division boosted its professional development activities and community engagement. He also created the university’s student communication plan to bolster campus safety and keep students abreast of campus events and university business.
“Dr. Greenstein was an excellent hiring choice for Beacon College because he is a professional with a broad array of experiences in student affairs,” says Dr. Shelly Chandler, vice president of academic and student affairs. “Most importantly, he has proven himself to be patient, supportive and fair — which is a necessary balance for our students and the entire campus community.”
Greenstein has served at Georgia Southern since 2008, where he also has taught leadership classes and served as assistant dean of students. Prior to his tenure at Georgia Southern, he served as assistant director of admissions at Radford University. Greenstein, an Eagle Scout, earned his B.A. from Rider University, his M.E. from the University of Delaware, and his Ed.D from Georgia Southern University.
“I have always seen myself returning to a smaller institution where staff can really get to know and work with students on a personal level, which is where I believe I will really thrive,” he said. “I was also really impressed with the growth and success Beacon is having in terms of enrollment, student retention and graduation [and] I really appreciate the mission of the institution and helping to provide opportunities for students with learning disabilities to achieve their educational goals.”
The dean of student affairs oversees the College’s Division of Student Services, manages the operational units of Housing and Judicial Affairs, Student Experience, and Health and Wellness, and directs the development and maintenance of a healthy student culture.
About Beacon College
Founded in 1989, Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla. is the first higher education institution accredited to award bachelor’s degrees exclusively to students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other learning differences
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