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morrisonRodney Morrison
Associate Provost for Enrollment and Retention Management

Rodney Morrison was appointed Associate Provost for Enrollment and Retention Management at Stony Brook University in June 2014. Rodney earned a B.A. in History and a M.S. in Education, both from the University of Rochester. Rodney began his career in college Admissions at the University of Rochester.

He became the Director of Multicultural Recruitment at the University of Pennsylvania and was appointed Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at The Wharton School of Business MBA Program. He transitioned to non-profit management as Director of Management Leadership for Tomorrow’s (MLT) nationally recognized MBA Preparation Program. Following MLT, he worked on Wall Street serving as the Vice President of Global Diversity Recruiting at Lehman Brothers, before returning to higher education as Director of Admissions at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY. In 2010, Rodney became the Associate Chancellor for Enrollment Management at Rutgers University-Camden Campus. Under his tenure, Rutgers–Camden enjoyed an influx of talented students at every level, adding to the vitality of the campus. In particular, he enhanced relationships with county colleges and local high schools, and thus expanded student pipelines and recruitment.

Rodney, a first generation college graduate, is native of Philadelphia, PA, and founding board member of KIPP Philadelphia Charter Schools. While at the University of Rochester, he played on the 1990 Men’s Basketball Division III National Championship Team. Currently, Rodney serves as Chair on The College Board Middle States Regional Council. He is a mentor at New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling (NYSACAC) Summer Institute. He has been involved with organizations including NJ/NYACRO (past presenter), NACAC (member, past presenter at National & Regional conferences), The College Board (member, past National & Regional conference) and The Associate of Black Admissions and Financial Aid Officers of the Ivy League and Sister Schools (ABAFAOILSS).

berhannanJudith Berhannan
Dean of Admissions

Dean Judith Berhannan earned her B.A. in English and Secondary Education at Adelphi University, before receiving her M.A. in Education and College Student Development from C.W. Post. She began her career at Stony Brook University as a counselor in Undergraduate Admissions in 1983. Prior to her appointment as Dean of Admissions, she served as Associate Dean, coordinating SBU’s multicultural recruitment efforts.

During her career at Stony Brook, she has served as advisor to the SAINTS, the Mentor Program, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Minorities in Medicine and the National Society of Black Engineers. She has been awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, the State University of New York’s Admissions Profession Award, and the 2008 EOP/AIM Distinguished Advocate Award.

hymanStefan Hyman
Assistant Provost for Enrollment Strategies, Communications and Analytics

Stefan Hyman coordinates digital recruitment and yield strategies for enrollment. A member of the Stony Brook team for more than a decade, Stefan has managed the development of multiple admissions websites, social media platforms, prospect communication plans, and student search campaigns. Stefan regularly speaks at national conferences, and has been quoted in media outlets including The Chronicle of Higher Education, GigaOM, and The New York Times.

Stefan received his Bachelor's in Musical Studies from SUNY Potsdam and his Master's in Music History from Stony Brook University. A Ph.D. candidate in Musicology, Stefan's research has focused on issues of race, nationalism, and technology in 20th century music. He's taught courses in both the Music Department and the Honors College on topics such as digital music, history of rock and roll, the Beatles and the Counterculture, and music and politics.

riordanMichael Riordan
Director of Enrollment Research

Raised in Queens, NY, Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree from New York University and an MBA from St. John’s University. Michael has 20 years of market research experience in market research in the corporate and higher education sectors. In his role at Stony Brook, Michael researches enrollment trends and analyzes data to enable the University to make fact-based decisions related to admissions and recruitment activity.


David Taiclet
Director of Enrollment Operations

As an accomplished IT professional with comprehensive experience developing and delivering technology-based solutions addressing the needs of the University, Dave’s background includes leading information system administration, installation and maintenance initiatives while providing comprehensive desktop support. This St. John’s University graduate is well-versed in industry trends with hands-on experience enhancing business operations. For more than 20 years at Stony Brook, Dave has sought to improve efficiency and reduce costs. He’s a respected team player, leader, and solution provider consistently recognized for achievement and dedicated to surpassing organizational objectives.

As a behind the scenes technology expert, Dave works to ensure all internal systems are working properly so that students have a seamless online application experience. He also coordinates all the direct mailing efforts, and leads implementation and upgrades so systems run smoothly for students to apply to the University. Dave has led the University in their conversion to a paperless environment by using imaging. He has internally set up the systems to receive the data and import it into the proper channels. As a computer expert, he is the office “go-to” person to troubleshoot their computer problems!

wangDr. Yu-wan Wang
Associate Dean of International Admissions

Dr. Yu-wan Wang became the Associate Dean of International Admissions at Stony Brook in 2009. A product of China’s Cultural Revolution, she recognized at a young age the importance of education and the need to take risks to satisfy intellectual desire. She possesses more than twenty years of experience in the fields of international education and business.

Dr. Wang holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, a Master’s of Library and Information Science, and a Doctorate in Education. As a doctoral candidate, she conducted in depth research into the needs of international students and the global challenges facing institutions of higher education. Prior to joining the Stony Brook community, she served as the Director of International Student & Scholar Services at Dowling College.