Recent Appointments Include a New Associate Vice President and Several Deans
August 10, 2022

Stanislaus State will kick off its 2022-23 academic year on Aug. 22 with several new administrators on the Division of Academic Affairs’ leadership team. 

Stuart Wooley now serves as the University’s associate vice president for Academic Affairs. A member of the Office of the Provost since 2017, Wooley has held a variety of appointments including faculty fellow for assessment and faculty director of general education. Most recently, he was interim associate vice president for Academic Affairs and accreditation liaison. Wooley led the campus through the process to develop a two-year interim report of the Stockton Campus to WASC.  

Terence Pitre is the new dean of the College of Business Administration. He joined the University from Bowling Green State University where he served as department chair of accounting and information systems. "I am attracted to the school's strong sense of mission and providing a transformative education to those in the Central Valley and beyond,” Pitre said. “I promise the stakeholders to always serve with integrity and passion and lead with vision, not sight."  

Brad Porfilio has joined the University as dean of the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work. Prior to his appointment at Stan State, Porfilio was at San José State University as a tenured professor and director of the campus’s Ed.D. in Leadership Program. Before that, Porfilio was the associate dean of Research and Faculty Affairs at Seattle University. “As a first-generation college graduate, I look forward to playing an integral role in supporting first-generation students at Stan State to become successful academically and professionally,” he said. 

Kari Knutson Miller, who joined Stan State in an interim capacity last year, is now the campus’s dean of Extended and International Education. She previously served in numerous leadership positions at Cal State Fullerton including interim provost, dean of University Extended Education and associate vice president for International Programs and Global Engagement. “I came to Stan State and became part of an educational community committed to its students and the Central Valley region it serves,” she said. “I am thrilled to continue this work that includes collaborating with academic partners, offering programs aligned with regional needs and interests that support employment opportunity and advancement,” Knutson Miller said.  

Bill Potter was appointed interim dean of the College of Science effective July 1. Potter served as chair of the Department of Psychology and Child Development for nearly 13 years. He has also held several other leadership positions within the college and the University including serving on the College of Science Executive Committee and Budget and Planning Committee. Potter possesses a wealth of institutional knowledge that will enable him to support and advance the college during his appointment. “I look forward to serving the University in this new capacity,” Potter said. “Stan State has a huge role in fostering the success of this entire area, and I am honored to be part of that.”