The Right Man for the Job

New Alumni Association President Jeffrey Putman is a social media whiz who cares about students

New Alumni Association President Jeffrey Putman is a social media whiz who cares about students.

Jeffrey Putman (Ed.D. ’11) brings strong qualifications to his new post as President of the Teachers College Alumni Association.

Putman was raised on TC. His parents met at TC where his dad received his master’s degree in the Teaching of Social Studies and his mom served as Assistant to the Registrar from the late 60s to mid-70s. Putman’s own three TC degrees are all in Higher & Postsecondary Education. He titled his dissertation “The Student Affairs Pathway to the Presidency.”  

Then there’s his professional experience. Putman has spent nearly two decades working on behalf of students and is now Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where he also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

But most of all there’s his exuberance, most fervently expressed through his facility with social media (His @DrJeffreyP twitter account boasts more than 1,500 followers). In his spare time, Putman is a #SeeYourCity Social Media Ambassador for NYC & Company, the city’s official marketing and tourism and partnership organization. He takes pictures of monuments and spontaneous moments around town, and in 2013 won that year’s #LoveNYC Photo Contest. This past summer, he put his photo skills to work for Global TC Day, hosting a bus tour of New York City for fellow TC alumni. He’s also a die-hard Yankees fan, tweeting regularly on the latest results from the Bronx. 

Putman particularly appreciates that TC has made supporting students the top priority of Where the Future Comes First, its $300 million dollar campaign. “It’s a great way to talk to alumni about engaging or reengaging with TC,” he says.

“I’m really looking forward to helping the Alumni Council grow. There’s such a great group of people here, and I’m excited to be a part of it.” –Kelsey Rogalewicz

 (Published 9/9/15)

Published Thursday, Sep. 17, 2015

The Right Man for the Job

New Alumni Association President Jeffrey Putman is a social media whiz who cares about students.

Jeffrey Putman (Ed.D. ’11) brings strong qualifications to his new post as President of the Teachers College Alumni Association.

Putman was raised on TC. His parents met at TC where his dad received his master’s degree in the Teaching of Social Studies and his mom served as Assistant to the Registrar from the late 60s to mid-70s. Putman’s own three TC degrees are all in Higher & Postsecondary Education. He titled his dissertation “The Student Affairs Pathway to the Presidency.”  

Then there’s his professional experience. Putman has spent nearly two decades working on behalf of students and is now Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where he also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

But most of all there’s his exuberance, most fervently expressed through his facility with social media (His @DrJeffreyP twitter account boasts more than 1,500 followers). In his spare time, Putman is a #SeeYourCity Social Media Ambassador for NYC & Company, the city’s official marketing and tourism and partnership organization. He takes pictures of monuments and spontaneous moments around town, and in 2013 won that year’s #LoveNYC Photo Contest. This past summer, he put his photo skills to work for Global TC Day, hosting a bus tour of New York City for fellow TC alumni. He’s also a die-hard Yankees fan, tweeting regularly on the latest results from the Bronx. 

Putman particularly appreciates that TC has made supporting students the top priority of Where the Future Comes First, its $300 million dollar campaign. “It’s a great way to talk to alumni about engaging or reengaging with TC,” he says.

“I’m really looking forward to helping the Alumni Council grow. There’s such a great group of people here, and I’m excited to be a part of it.” –Kelsey Rogalewicz

 (Published 9/9/15)

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