Jonathan Raskin appointed Interim Associate Provost for Academic Advising effective July 1

Jonathan RaskinJonathan Raskin, professor and chair in the Department of Psychology, will be appointed to the new role of Interim Associate Provost for Academic Advising for a one-year term, effective July 1, 2024.

In this newly created position, Raskin will lend leadership and support to student advising units that include the Office of Academic Advising (moving from Enrollment Management), the Educational Opportunity Program (moving from Student Affairs), and the following units that are already part of the Division of Academic Affairs: the Center for Business Advising, Honors Advising and AC2.

This change follows many months of review and consultation with an advising working group comprised of advising faculty and staff, as described in previous reports from President Wheeler and Provost McClure.

Professor Raskin is eminently qualified to help usher in a new era of academic advising at SUNY New Paltz. He has had a long and wide-ranging involvement with academic advising on campus, having advised SUNY New Paltz students in a variety of capacities, at an average volume of 40-50 undergraduate students annually, since joining the faculty in 1996.

As chair of the Department of Psychology, Raskin has been responsible for overseeing advising in one of the largest academic departments on campus, serving a variety of majors, minors and interdisciplinary programs. He has previously served as graduate coordinator for the psychology and counseling programs and as presiding officer of the graduate faculty, and developed a keen understanding of the advising needs of graduate-level cohorts.

Throughout his tenure at New Paltz, Raskin has worked collaboratively and built relationships with colleagues in several campus offices that are integral to student success, including Academic Advising, EOP, AC2, the Honors Program, the Center for International Programs, the Office of Veteran & Military Services, the Scholars’ Mentorship Program, the Center for Student Success, and Records & Registration. His experience and deep knowledge of SUNY New Paltz advising policies and procedures positions him well to help the campus improve how advising is organized and delivered.

Jonathan Raskin earned his B.A. from Vassar College and his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Florida. He is a widely respected and prolific scholar who has received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship & Creative Activities and the Research & Scholarship Award from the SUNY Research Foundation, among other honors.

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