Stella Santos Joins the School of Dental Medicine as Assistant Director, Admissions and Special Events

September 2020 - Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine has welcomed Stella Santos, M.S.Ed., as the Assistant Director of Admissions and Special Events for the dental education program at the School of Dental Medicine. Stella will be responsible for recruiting and managing admissions decisions on applications. Stella's vast experience includes hosting over 100 college counselors, creating virtual presentations, leading workshops and training sessions for admissions staff in terms of technology advancement, and planning special events and campus programming such as open houses and receptions.

Stella SantosMost recently, Stella served as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Duquesne University, recruiting and leading admissions committees for their Biomedical Engineering and Speech-Language Pathology programs. Among other roles, Stella spearheaded a Pittsburgh-wide college counselor fly-in program and brought counselors from the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

I am very excited to welcome Stella to the team," said Dr. Ifeyinwa (Ife) Onyenekwu, PhD, MSW, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs. "Stella is an expert in higher education and admissions best practices. She is certain to make an immediate impact within our world-class institution.

Said Stella, "Stony Brook's School of Dental Medicine has an amazing reputation for producing the next generation of global scholars, and I am thrilled to be a part of the community. I look forward to recruiting the next generation of students and putting forth the best events for their cohort."