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Division of Student Affairs appoints Dan Cutler director of Learning Communities/associate director of Office of Residence Life
Carol K. Masiclat
The Syracuse University Division of Student Affairs has named Dan Cutler director of Learning Communities and associate director for the Office of Residence Life. In this new role, Cutler will oversee and implement SU’s vibrant learning community program, which will serve more than 1,000 students in more than 30 learning communities for the 2009-10 academic year. Sandra N. Hurd, associate provost for academic programs, will continue as director of Learning Communities for academic affairs, and co-director of the learning community program.
“Dan has a remarkable way of pulling people together in collaborative efforts,” says Terra Peckskamp, director of the Office of Residence Life. “I know his ability to connect with students, faculty and staff will serve SU’s Learning Communities well.”
Cutler was previously assistant director of Learning Communities, where he managed staff selection and training, learning community assessment, and served as the office liaison to more than 20 of SU’s learning communities. He also advised the Learning Community Activities Board and co-instructed a course for the Whitman School’s first-year learning community. Before joining the Office of Learning Communities in 2006, Cutler was an area coordinator at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Before that, he was a residence director at SU from 2001-05.
He has served on the Division of Student Affairs Quality Council, the Winter Carnival Committee, and on the bid and conference teams for SU’s participation in the National Association of College and University Residence Halls conference series. Cutler received a Chancellor’s Exemplary Achievement Award in 2003, and has presented at the American College Personnel Association’s annual meetings and the Association for College and University Housing Officers- International Living-Learning Programs Conference.
Cutler holds a master’s of education degree in counseling and guidance services from Clemson University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin. He was recently accepted into SU’s higher education administration doctoral program.