The Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA) awarded Mark Harrington, EdD, with its 2020 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Jesuit Student Affairs. Harrington is assistant vice president for student success at Canisius, director of the college’s master’s program in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESAA), and an assistant professor in the Department of Graduate Education and Leadership. The award is given annually to an administrator who made significant accomplishments in the profession and embodies achievements within a Jesuit student affairs framework.
Since coming to Canisius in 2018, Harrington has implemented research-based, high-impact practices to better serve Canisius students; this includes implementation of a proactive model of academic support, creating student success teams for undergraduate and graduate students, adding programming and initiatives for first generation students, reviving and administering student outcomes analyses, and rethinking retention to help employ effective strategies for academic, financial and engagement student success. In addition to his role as assistant vice president, Harrington is director of the master’s program in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESAA) where he oversees all internship experiences and teaches courses related to leadership, counseling, advising, strategic planning and administration.
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