Executive Leadership

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Allen Groves, J.D.

Senior Vice President and Chief Student Experience Officer

Joining the University in July 2021, Allen Groves serves as the chief student experience officer for Syracuse University, reporting to Chancellor Kent Syverud. He leads an experienced team of professionals who shape an unsurpassed student experience through meaningful and holistic services and support. Groves provides strategic direction for the division, leading all aspects of the student experience, including student health and wellness, public safety, conduct, student living, extra-curricular involvement, Greek Life, inclusion and Career Services.

Following a 16-year career practicing law, Groves served as Dean of Students at the University of Virginia for 14 years prior to joining Syracuse University. He earned a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in history from Stetson University.

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Robert Hradsky, Ed.D.

Vice President for Student Engagement

Focused on enhancing community-building and engagement opportunities, Rob Hradsky oversees the operational units of Student Living, Student Engagement, Career Services, Student Employment and Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.

Hradsky joined Syracuse University in March 2018, continuing a career of more than three decades in student affairs. He earned a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s in higher education and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont, and a  bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Loyola University Maryland.

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Dawn Singleton, Ed.D.

Vice President of Student Transition, Access and Inclusion

Dawn Singleton joined Syracuse University in July 2023 as the vice president of student transition, access and inclusion, overseeing New Student Programs, the Intercultural Collective (Disability Cultural Center, LGBTQ Resource Center, Multicultural Affairs and Native Student Program), 113 Euclid, 119 Euclid, and Center for International Services. With a focus on enhancing sense of belonging and supporting a community welcoming to all, Singleton also leads the division’s diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility initiatives.

Singleton brings more than 15 years of experience in higher education spanning leadership roles in student development, residential life, and student success and inclusion at a variety of colleges and universities. She has led multiple initiatives to enhance student success and belongingness.  Singleton earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Rowan University.

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Sheriah N. Dixon G'12

Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

Sheriah N. Dixon began her role as Dean of Students in the Student Experience division on Nov. 1, 2022.  As Dean of Students, Sheriah leads the teams in Community Standards, Parent Programs, Student Outreach, Student Title IX Case Management and Student Support-Remote Programs. Dixon brings more than 15 years of experience in higher education, including roles in student conduct, community standards, equal opportunity and Title IX, and residence life. She has worked in all aspects of student conduct policies, investigations, and processes, and has led efforts focused on creating positive living-learning environments.

Sheriah earned a Master of Social Work degree from Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree in criminal investigation from SUNY Canton.

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Cory Wallack, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President, Student Health and Wellness

Cory Wallack, Ph.D., serves as associate vice president of student health and wellness. In 2019, began serving as executive director of student health and wellness, providing leadership in achieving the University’s integration of health and wellness services through the pioneering Barnes Center at The Arch, a state-of-the-art health, wellness and recreation complex. He oversees student counseling, health care, recreation, pharmaceutical, nutrition and health promotion services on campus. Wallack joined Syracuse University in 2003, and had served in roles of staff therapist, assistant director of counseling and director of counseling prior to being named executive director.

Wallack is a national expert in college student mental health and is a creator of the best-practice Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Program. He holds a Ph.D. and a master’s in counseling psychology both from the University of Florida.

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Craig Stone

Associate Vice President and Chief of Campus Safety and Emergency Management Services

Craig A. Stone was appointed Associate Vice President and Chief of Campus Safety and Emergency Management Services in April 2022.  Within the Student Experience Division Stone leads a team of over 200 staff, directing all administrative, operational and financial functions of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Emergency Management and Global Safety and Support units.

Stone has more than 38 years of public safety experience. He previously served as officer, and then lieutenant, with the Columbus Ohio Division of Police; the Deputy Director of Public Safety for the City of Columbus; Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Chief of Police at Ohio State University; and Director of Campus Safety and Chief of Police at Cleveland State University.

Stone has served nearly two decades as team lead assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.  He has served as a subject matter expert and adjunct professor for Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.

Stone received a master of science degree in the administration of justice from the University of Louisville. He is also a graduate of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, Executive Development Institute; Southern Police Institute, 120th Administrative Officers Course; Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Leadership College; and the United Way of Central Ohio, Project Diversity Program.

DPS is the third largest full-service law enforcement entity in Onondaga County and responds to approximately 60,000 calls annually.  The department provides emergency first-responder service to the University community, including law enforcement and security patrols, investigations, crime prevention, emergency and non-emergency communications, fire and life safety and global safety support services.

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Kevin Costello

Assistant Vice President, Business Operations

Kevin Costello began his role as assistant vice president of business operations for the Student Experience Division in January 2024. In this position he is responsible for overseeing and supervising the division's budget, IT, Human Resources and facility functions. Before assuming this role, Costello has been with the Student Experience Division since 2011. During this time he held positions as assistant director of budget, budget manager and budget director. His prior experience includes several years in public accounting, where he worked as a senior auditor for a local accounting firm and later as an assistant controller in the private sector.

Costello is a two-time graduate of Syracuse University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business analytics from the Whitman School of Management. Costello is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of New York.

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Kyle I. Dailey

Assistant Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Staff Development

Kyle I. Dailey joined the division in January 2022, as the assistant vice president of strategic initiatives and staff development.  In this position he serves as the senior vice president’s functional chief of staff, playing a key role in the division's strategic planning, program design and implementation. Dailey supports the division's effort to create an unsurpassed student experience by identifying and evaluating best practices alongside opportunities to enhance student development and leadership. Dailey oversees and supervises the division's communications and marketing, competitive Club Sports, in addition to staff development and learning functions.

Prior to joining Syracuse University, Dailey held student affairs leadership roles at Cedar Crest College, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Virginia, University of Georgia and Kent State University. He holds a master's degree in higher education administration from Kent State University and a bachelor's degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

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Steven T. Herndon

Assistant Vice President, Student Living

Steven T. Herndon joined Student Experience in January 2023, as the assistant vice president for student living, overseeing all aspects of the student living program, including residential life and off-campus and apartment living. Herndon also partners with Academic Affairs in the development and delivery of more than 20 living learning communities (LLC).

Prior to joining Syracuse University, Herndon had a highly successful 20-year career at the University of Dayton where he held leadership roles within residential life and housing. An expert in residential life and education and a sought-after speaker about the future of the Student Affairs profession, Herndon has been a regular presenter, educator and leader within the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), James C. Grimm National Housing Training Institute, Association of College and University Housing Officers-International and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. He was also recognized as a 2022 Diamond Honoree of the ACPA.

A two-time graduate of North Carolina State University, Herndon earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in English with a concentration in African-American literature.

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Joey Gawrysiak, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Esports

Joey Gawrysiak, Ph.D., joined Student Experience in January 2024, as the executive director of esports, overseeing all aspects of the esports program, including competitive teams, recreational programming and the facilities on campus. Gawrysiak also oversees all of the esports academic programming on campus which is a joint effort between Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and Newhouse School of Public Communication.

Prior to joining Syracuse University, Gawrysiak held professor and administrative roles in esports and sport management at Shenandoah University for 11 years. During this time he led not only creating the esports programs on campus but one of the first in the country. In addition to being an expert in collegiate esports and education, he’s a sought-after speaker for topics of scholastic esports. Gawrysiak has been a regular presenter, educator and leader within the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), National Association of Esports Coaches and Directors (NAECAD) and North American Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF). He was also recognized as the 2021-22 NACE Director of the Year.

A three-time graduate of the University of Georgia, Gawrysiak earned a bachelor’s degree in sport management, a master’s degree in sport studies and a doctorate in sport management and policy.

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Joshua Seguí-Rodríguez, J.D.

Executive Director, Intercultural Engagement

Joshua Seguí-Rodríguez joined the Student Experience Division in January 2023, as the executive director of intercultural engagement. In this role, Seguí-Rodríguez provides leadership to the Intercultural Collective (119 Euclid, Disability Cultural Center, LGBTQ Resource Center and Multicultural Affairs) and Center for International Services, and helps advance divisional diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) initiatives.

Seguí-Rodríguez joined the University after serving as a senior policy associate with the Latino Policy Institute. Prior to that, he was the director of Brown University's Center for Students of Color, as well as interim director of the Multicultural Student Services Center at the University of Rhode Island.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a juris doctorate from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.