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Higher Education Administration Association

The Higher Education Administration Association is a group of and for students enrolled in Stony Brook University's Higher Education Administration programs.  It is intended to connect students with their peers to have open dialogues and build community among members.

The goals of this group are to:

  • Help new HEA students with their transition to the program
  • Facilitate networking among peers, alumni, faculty, and industry practitioners
  • Increase awareness of University culture (including potential funding as a recognized student group)
  • Engage in community service
  • Encourage career advancement opportunities

If you are interested in being a part of the HEAA, please complete the following Member Registration Form.
Questions? Contact the HEAA  at
Visit the HEAA LinkedIn Group linked in

Executive Board:

President: Jared Meltzer
Vice President: Anthony Rinaldi
Treasurer: Catherine Bittlingmeyer
Secretary: Pelin Bozok

Peer Mentor Program:

The HEA Peer Mentor program was developed by the HEAA, in partnership with the HEA program leadership, to support new students entering the graduate program. Through education, campus acclimation activities, and mentorship, Peer Mentors will work with Peer Mentees to foster meaningful relationships, share resources and information, and provide opportunities for socialization and professional networking. 

Interested in participating? Please submit the appropriate form below.
Questions? Please contact Richard Gatteau at