By Elaine Iandoli, New York Institute of Technoloy Office of Communications.
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), a leading global university, has named Patrick G. Love, Ph.D., a veteran leader in student affairs and management, its vice president for student affairs. With two campuses in New York as well as Canada, the Middle East and China, NYIT educates more than 13,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to become physicians, architects, scientists, engineers, and business leaders.
In his new role, Love is responsible for the strategic vision and operation of NYIT’s student development and services. He will work with university administration and faculty members to integrate academic and co-curricular learning, incorporate a global perspective into the student affairs division, and set goals for student development and campus life throughout NYIT’s global community. Among major areas he will address are athletics administration and business development. Love will also measure and assess outcomes of NYIT’s student affairs initiatives.
“Our vision for student affairs involves creating a high-quality experience for NYIT students through responsive customer service, innovative programs, caring direct student contact, and excellent facilities,” Love said. “There are great things going on here, including a commitment to enhancing student life across all campuses. I look forwarding to creating services and programs that are cutting-edge and meet the needs of students today and tomorrow.”
Most recently, Love served as associate vice president for student affairs at Rutgers University. He has held high-level student affairs positions at Pace University and New York University. The co-author of Rethinking Student Affairs Practice, Love was a tenured professor at New York University in the department of administration, leadership, and technology.
“Patrick’s leadership experience and accomplishments will help NYIT fulfill one of the goals of its strategic plan: to be a student-centered university,” said NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. “He’s a forward-thinking and creative professional who has dedicated his life to improving student development and campus life. At NYIT, we look forward to Patrick’s positive, energetic engagement with our students and his management of this key aspect of the university’s operations.”
Love said his vision of a thriving student affairs arena at NYIT is one “where the students are raving fans of the institution, both inside and outside of the classroom.” Those students, he said, will speak of “transformative experiences” in classes, global studies, internships and social settings. A self-described “servant-leader,” Love said he plans to be available, accessible, and visible on both New York campuses. “I’m also bringing a perspective that focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship to empower people – staff and students – to meet the needs of the community and contribute to the student experience.”
Love earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and an M.S./C.A.S. in counseling psychology and student development from SUNY Albany, and a Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs at Indiana University.