Syracuse University

Chancellor's Cabinet and Administrative Staff

Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz

Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz

Interim Senior Vice President and Dean

Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz is the Interim Senior Vice President and Dean of the Division of Student Affairs at Syracuse University.  In this position, Rebecca provides leadership for a staff of more 350 employees, organized into four broad portfolio areas: Health and Wellness; Discovery and Engagement; Inclusion, Community and Citizenship; and Central Services. She oversees a budget of $30 million.

Prior to her appointment as Interim Senior Vice President and Dean in June of 2013, Kantrowitz had served Student Affairs as associate vice president since 2008.  In that position Kantrowitz oversaw the Inclusion, Community and Citizenship portfolio which includes the offices of  Residence Life, Off-campus and Commuter Services, Learning Communities, First-year and Transfer Programs, and Student Rights and Responsibilities. Additionally, she has supervised the University’s four cultural centers: the LGBT Resource Center, the Disability Cultural Center, the Slutzker Center for International Services and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Kantrowitz has worked closely with Student Affairs staff to create the STOPBias campaign and Conversations About Race and Ethnicity (CARE) dialogue program.

In the 1980s, Kantrowitz began her career at SU as a residence hall director of Booth and Lawrinson Halls. She then assumed the post of residential life coordinator at the University of California, Berkeley, followed by positions as director of Residential Life and Assistant Dean of Students at Hamilton College, before returning to SU in 2002 as director of Residence Life.

Kantrowitz is a member of the Community Wide Dialogue Advisory Board and recently served on the board of directors of the Jewish Community Center of Syracuse. She earned a B.A. in English from Allegheny College, M.S. in education from Niagara University, and has completed doctoral course work in higher education at SU.

Her professional affiliations have included the American College Personnel Association, the Association for Student Judicial Affairs, the Association of College and University Housing Officers, the College Student Personnel Association of New York and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.