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Robert D. Hradsky Named Senior Associate Vice President of the Student Experience and Dean of Students
The Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience announces the appointment of Robert D. Hradsky, Ed. D., as the new senior associate vice president of the student experience and dean of students. The appointment fulfills a key role in the division’s new, comprehensive organizational structure, leading the areas focused on student life services and programming.
“As a seasoned student development professional, Rob brings a student-centered approach and deep commitment to supporting student learning and growth both inside and outside the classroom,” says Senior Vice President for Enrollment and the Student Experience Dolan Evanovich. “His vast experience designing and delivering comprehensive student programs and services will be a great asset as we continue to create an unsurpassed experience for every student.”
Hradsky brings nearly three decades of experience in student affairs organizations to the role. He currently serves as the assistant vice president of campus life and dean of students at American University, a position he has held for nearly 10 years. Prior to this role, Hradsky served as assistant dean for student affairs at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and vice provost for enrollment management and student affairs at University of Baltimore. Spanning these roles, Hradsky has overseen offices and areas related to student learning and development, health and wellness, career services, conduct, student involvement, and diversity education and programs.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Loyola University Maryland, a master’s in higher education and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont, and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.
“The opportunity to join the team in the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience during such a transformational time is exciting,” says Hradsky. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in Enrollment and the Student Experience, as well as students, faculty and staff across campus to continue to enhance the student experience.”
Hradsky begins his appointment on March 26.
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Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private international research university dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering student success through teaching excellence, rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary research. Comprising 11 academic schools and colleges, the University has a long legacy of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines that prepares students for the complex challenges and emerging opportunities of a rapidly changing world. Students enjoy the resources of a 270-acre main campus and extended campus venues in major national metropolitan hubs and across three continents. Syracuse’s student body is among the most diverse for an institution of its kind across multiple dimensions, and students typically represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Syracuse also has a long legacy of supporting veterans and is home to the nationally recognized Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the first university-based institute in the U.S. focused on addressing the unique needs of veterans and their families.