Trietley’s promotion also means the university’s Division 1 Athletics Department will now fall under the umbrella of Student Affairs. Athletics had previously reported to the Provost’s office.
The Division of Student Affairs also includes Residential Living and Conduct; Judicial Affairs; the Center for Activities, Recreation and Leadership; the Center for Student Wellness; the Career and Professional Readiness Center; the Damietta Center; Student Government; and Campus Safety and Security.
“I am honored to continue to lead such an extremely talented and dedicated group of Student Affairs professionals who are absolutely committed to student success. The addition of our highly successful Athletics Department under the proven leadership of Steve Watson to the Student Affairs team is especially exciting and provides tremendous opportunities for the future of St. Bonaventure and our student body,” said Trietley.
After receiving his bachelor of science in education at SBU in 1986, Trietley entered the U.S. Army. He finished a 22-year active duty career with the Army in 2008 when he stepped down as the head of St. Bonaventure’s ROTC program to become director of security at the university.
During his time as a U.S. Army infantry officer, Trietley was a leader in organizations as large as 3,200 people both during peacetime and the global war on terror. He managed resources in excess of $5 million. He planned and organized complex, multinational operations of great sensitivity under challenging conditions with strategic national security implications. He has been honored with a number of military awards, including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for service in Afghanistan, the Bronze Star Medal and the Air Medal.
He received his master’s in education from Webster University in 1998.
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