Dr. Richard Satterlee has been named the next vice president for student life at Manhattan College, effective July 1. Satterlee will replace Br. Robert Berger, who will step down from his position in June after nine years
Satterlee has served in the position of assistant vice president for student development at Loyola University of Maryland (formerly Loyola College of Maryland) since July 2001.
In his current role, Satterlee serves on the vice president’s senior student-affairs team, and has direct supervisory responsibility for a wide range of departments, including leadership and new student programs, student activities, recreational sports, and academic advising for varsity athletes.
Satterlee also has extensive experience in integrated learning communities, student judicial matters, crisis response, and facilities programming and planning, having served as his division’s coordinator for Loyola’s Fitness and Aquatics Center, its recent expansion of its student center and first-year residence halls, and its recently completed athletic complex. During his time at Loyola, he has demonstrated leadership in a broad range of areas, including strategic planning and personnel development.
“Dr. Satterlee is a strong and eloquent advocate of Catholic higher education and has firmly established himself at Loyola as a leader in developing a campus culture that is conducive to the education of the whole student – in mind, body and spirit,” says Dr. Brennan O’Donnell, president of Manhattan College.
Satterlee began his career as an English teacher at Taft High School in Lincoln City, Oregon, and has also served as an adjunct professor of education at Loyola since 2004. Prior to arriving at Loyola, he spent nearly seven years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, rising from assistant director of intramural and recreational sports to director of the student recreation center. He moved to Loyola in February 1995 as director of recreational sports.
“I am extremely excited to join Manhattan College as the next vice president for student life,” says Satterlee. “I was so impressed with the powerful sense of community at Manhattan that I experienced when I visited with students, faculty and administration during the search process – a characteristic that I am certain finds its origins in the community’s shared Catholic, Lasallian heritage. I also believe that further enhancement of Manhattan’s student life program can be central to achieving its aspirations and I look forward to being a partner in this endeavor.”
An active member of several professional associations, including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and the Center for Academic Integrity, Satterlee is a frequent presenter at professional conferences. This past November, he delivered “Exploring How Student Employment Affects the Academic and Co-curricular Choices of Sophomores” at the 16th National Conference on Students in Transition in Salt Lake City, Utah.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in English from Occidental College in Los Angeles, Satterlee earned a Masters of education in college services administration from Oregon State University. He recently completed his Ph.D. in educational leadership at the University of Maryland in College Park.