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Meet Your Counselor




Dr. Matthew Whelan
Associate Provost for Enrollment and Retention Management


Dr. Whelan has a twenty-four year career in admission and financial aid at a variety of institutions and as such he brings wide-ranging experience and viewpoints regarding secondary and post-secondary opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds. As a first generation college student, he has an affinity for those from similar backgrounds.

In his current role as Associate Provost for Enrollment and Retention Management at Stony Brook, he oversees all undergraduate recruitment, admission, financial aid, scholarship and enrollment issues for new first-year and transfer students. He has presented at local, regional and national conferences on issues ranging from enrollment strategies to coaching and team-building. He has a strong record of using technology to improve student service and enhance data driven decision making. Previously, he has held leadership positions in admissions and enrollment services as Director of Admission at St. John’s University (NY), Executive Dean of Enrollment Services at Hofstra University (NY) and Director of Admissions at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA.

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