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Meet Your New Colleagues!

In this feature, we provide short profiles of some new Stony Brook University employees who they are, what they want you to know about them, what they care about.

We will continue to update this page, so if you have someone you’d like to suggest even yourself to feature here, please write to us at to get things rolling. In the meantime, meet some of your new colleagues and watch for more to come ...

Janet Campoverde and Heather Gates-McGee

Undergraduate College (UGC) Advisors, Department of Undergraduate Colleges
Start Dates:  March 14, 2022

First-year students often need extra support while they learn how to schedule their classes, take root in the campus community, and navigate all the new experiences of Stony Brook. Luckily, they have expert college advisors ready to lend a helping hand. 

Two of these advisors – Janet Campoverde and Heather Gates-McGee – can relate …Continue »

Robert ('Rob') Alpi

Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Student Health, Wellness & Prevention Services
Start Date:  November 3, 2022

Chat with Rob Alpi and he’ll tell you, excitedly, how he’s a “big fan” of all things Stony Brook and the job he gets to do here in the new role of Marketing & Communications Coordinator for Student, Health, Wellness & Prevention Services. Talk with him more and you’ll agree this role is perfect for the self-described “people-person” who, while not an alum, proudly points out he was “literally born down the road and across the traffic circle from where I sit now. At Stony Brook University Hospital.”  Continue »

Wesam Hassanin

Executive Assistant to the Provost, Office of the Provost
Start Date:  July 18, 2022

If you’d like to connect with Provost Carl Lejuez, chances are you’ll start by meeting his Executive Assistant, Wesam Hassanin – and you’ll be all the better for it. Those who get to know her liken her to a ray of sunshine.

“I feel like I’ve always been the person who people turn to when they need that smile, that hug, or a quick therapy session,” she says. Continue »

Maria Dietrich and Krish Patel

Intellectual Property Partners (IPP)
Start Dates:  October 23 and November 7 (respectively), 2022

Transforming ideas into action. Leading with integrity. Committed to success. Intellectual Property Partners is all about growth and innovation, with a mission that fits right in with Stony Brook’s overall vision for the future. Specifically: “Bridging Stony Brook innovation with public benefit through partnership with SBU inventors and the business community.” To meet its audacious goals, the department itself is growing, with two recent hires Continue »

Allison Parrish

Procurement Systems Analyst
Start Date:  September 19, 2022

Sporting her Stony Brook red sweatshirt every Friday, lounging in her comfy SBU fleece at home,  and proudly displaying her Seawolf teddy bear in her new office space, Allison Parrish says, “I joke with my friends and family that I’ve got the most school spirit for a place I never actually attended!”

While opting to go away to school at SUNY Geneseo for her undergraduate degree …Continue »

Peter Lupfer

Student Success Specialist, Division of Student Affairs
Start Date:  November 7, 2022

Peter Lupfer didn’t say goodbye to Stony Brook University when he graduated in the spring of 2021 – he went with “see you later.” It was hard to believe that two and a half years prior, he’d almost transferred out of the university altogether.

“I was succeeding and doing well, my grades were good, I was involved in clubs Continue »

Margaret Echelbarger

Assistant Professor of Marketing, College of Business
Start Date:  September 1, 2022

Margaret Echelbarger lives by three simple rules – be kind, be humble, be curious. The rest, she says, will fall into place. 

From Boston to Chicago, Margaret was quite the nomad before she settled down on Long Island to start a new chapter as Assistant Professor of Marketing at Stony Brook University’s College of Business. Continue »