DEAN TUFTS, P.E.
Vice President for Facilities & Services
Dean joined Stony Brook University in August of 2019, and serves as the University’s
Senior Construction and Facilities Management Officer. The dedicated professionals
working with Dean oversee the University’s design, construction, real estate, parking,
transportation, utilities, and overall maintenance. He is a member of the
University Council and also serves as Secretary for the Faculty Student Association’s
Board of Directors.
Prior to Stony Brook, Dean served for 30 years in the United States Navy, retiring
as a Captain in the Civil Engineer Corps, the Navy and Marine Corps’ facilities experts.
Over the course of his 15 different military assignments, Dean served as the Navy’s
Facilities Operations Officer at both Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Yokosuka, Japan; as
the Navy’s Deputy Director of Shore Readiness at the Pentagon; and as the Commanding
Officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii at Pearl Harbor.
Originally from Western Massachusetts, Dean earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. A licensed professional engineer,
he also holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University
of California, Berkeley; a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic
Studies from the Naval War College; and an Advanced Management Certificate from the
Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.