Director of Athletics
Shawn Heilbron is in his first year as Director of Athletics at Stony Brook University after being named to the position on May 8, 2014. As Director of Athletics, Heilbron will oversee Stony Brook University's Intercollegiate Athletics program including selection and management of coaching and administrative personnel; preparation of long-term program and financial plans; development and management of the annual operating budget for the Department of Athletics; media and sponsorship contract negotiations; coordination and oversight of athletic facilities and 20 intercollegiate athletics programs, made up of 10 men's and 10 women's sports with nearly 450 student athletes. The Athletic Director is also responsible for compliance with regulations governing intercollegiate athletics and all applicable University, Conference and NCAA rules and policies, as well as Title IX and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity guidelines.
For the previous three years Heilbron led the Oregon State Athletics development program as Senior Associate Athletics Director and served as a member of the management team for both the OSU Foundation and OSU Athletics. He led efforts to complete the Department of Intercollegiate Athletes' $157 million fundraising goal as an element of OSU's broader fundraising initiative. He managed capital projects, scholarship endowment, special events, sports specific fundraising and planned gifts, and served as the primary administrator for OSU's Men's Basketball and Football programs.
Prior to OSU, Heilbron spent five years at UCLA (2006-2011) where he oversaw major gifts, the Wooden Athletic Fund, Bruin Varsity Club, endowments, special events, sports specific fundraising and planned gifts. He was responsible for more than $35 million in gifts to UCLA athletics during his tenure. Heilbron also served as Associate Athletic Director for External Relations at Southern Methodist University in Dallas (1999-2006) where he managed all fundraising, marketing and sales functions, including corporate sponsorship and ticket sales. A 1994 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Heilbron earned a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film, and began his career that same year as director of public relations for the Dallas Freeze of the Central Hockey League. Prior to that he was communications and marketing manager for Pinnacle Trading Cards.