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Meet Your Counselor




Robert Pertusati
Senior Associate Dean of Admissions

Long Island, NY


As Senior Associate Dean of Admissions, Rob coordinates the University’s undergraduate student recruitment outreach. With a Master’s degree in Counseling, he works very closely with high school counselors and serves on numerous boards of counseling associations at the local and state levels. Rob has a special appreciation and respect for the important role counselors play in guiding students. He adds, “I am so fortunate to be in the position where I can share my experiences at Stony Brook with prospective students and their families.” As a Stony Brook graduate, he believes in motivating, engaging and inspiring future generations of Stony Brook alumni.

Also known as His Royal Highness, in his spare time beyond Stony Brook, Rob enjoys interior design, shopping and spending quality time with Bailey, his adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. As a typical Virgo, Rob takes organization to the extreme. He is also an avid automobile enthusiast and is proud of his diverse collection of model cars. You can easily find him around town spinning his wheels in his “ultimate driving machine.”

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