Manhattan College is pleased to announce that Michael Carey, Psy.D., has been named the new dean of students effective immediately. In his new role, Carey will be the chief judiciary officer for the campus and supervise the areas of residence life and student development.
Since 2006, Carey has served as the director of counseling and health services at Manhattan College. While reporting directly to the vice president for student life, he supervised both departments and helped to integrate enhancements to key policies including improving the model of services in the counseling center and adhering to Middle States Evaluation standards.
During the past four years, Carey has demonstrated his leadership and strong commitment to Manhattan College’s student body by providing direct counseling services, teaching and mentoring graduate students as an adjunct professor and launching the campus club Peer Educators to increase outreach among students.
“Dr. Carey emerged from a national search as a compelling candidate who had great strengths in his abilities to reach out to and connect with our students,” said Richard Satterlee, Ph.D., vice president for student life at Manhattan College. “I am confident that his background in clinical psychology and his student-centered philosophy are balanced by his clear understanding of the need for consistent and educational responses to issues of student conduct. These qualities make him particularly well-suited to do the difficult work required of the dean of students.”
Carey, a Bronx native, began his career as a religious studies teacher at his alma mater, Fordham Preparatory School after graduating from Vassar College with a B.A. in religious studies. He went on to graduate from San Francisco State University with an M.S. in clinical psychology from San Francisco State University. With nearly 20 years of psychology experience, Carey first worked as a counselor and eventually became a psychologist graduating with a Doctor of Psychology in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from California Institute of Integral Studies.
“I am honored for the opportunity to become the new dean of students at Manhattan College, and I look forward to meeting our new students this fall and welcoming back our returning students,” said Carey.