Stetson University names Rebecca Eckstein dean of admission
November 2, 2010
Rebecca Eckstein has joined Stetson University as the new dean of admission. Eckstein will oversee the entire admission process as the university moves toward a goal to increase undergraduate enrollment.
“Rebecca brings with her a strong background in admission and financial aid,” said Deborah Thompson, Stetson’s vice president for enrollment management. “She successfully increased enrollment and academic quality during her time at Hollins University in Virginia, and we’re looking forward to having her here at Stetson as we focus on growth and academic excellence.”
Eckstein previously served as dean of admission and financial aid and, before that, as director of financial aid at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va. Hollins is a small, all-women, private liberal arts university that also has business, pre-professional and music programs similar to Stetson. She was selected through a national search.
“I have dedicated a good portion of my life to higher education,” she said. “I enjoy assisting students in their college selection process, and I am hoping to make a positive difference at Stetson.”
Eckstein earned her undergraduate degree from Mary Baldwin College and her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies in computer science from Hollins. She is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counselors. Prior to working in higher education, she was employed by the U.S. Department of Defense. She is married to Stephen Eckstein, a pharmacist and business owner, and they have two grown sons.