Jarvis M. Watson, Ed.D.
Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs
Jarvis Watson was named Interim Chief Diversity Officer on Jan. 24, 2019.
In his role as Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs, Dr. Watson has been active in advancing many initiatives outlined in the Stony Brook Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. He has been responsible for developing strategies to meet the needs of Stony Brook’s diverse student and professional populations, including the Diversity Leadership Development Initiative for historically underrepresented student affairs professionals. Dr. Watson developed and managed the day to day operations of the UNITI Cultural Center and its programs and works collaboratively with Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and various student organizations to promote education, interaction, and understanding across cultures. He has also been active in helping the Alumni Association to develop strong relationships with our diverse alumni population through strategic programmatic and volunteer efforts. As former Senior Counselor and Assistant Director with the Educational Opportunity Program, Dr. Watson has been successful in serving the needs of students in the areas of counseling, advising, training, supervising, retention, and program advocacy on the state and local government levels.
After earning his undergraduate degree in English from Stony Brook in 1998, Dr. Watson earned his Master’s in Counselor Education from Kean University and a Doctorate in Educational Administration, Leadership, and Technology from Dowling College.
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