Ignatian Medal Conferred Upon Mark Harrington

July 12, 2021

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Buffalo,  NY - The Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA) recognized Mark Harrington, EdD, with its Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Jesuit Student Affairs. The recognition is conferred annually to an individual who has made significant accomplishments in the profession and embodies achievements within a Jesuit student affairs framework.

Harrington is assistant vice president for student success at Canisius. He assumed the role in 2018 and has since implemented research-based, high-impact practices to better serve students through his leadership of the Griff Center for Student Success. These practices include the implementation of a proactive model for academic support, the creation of student success teams for undergraduate and graduate students, and new programming initiatives for first generation students.

Harrington is also director of the master’s program in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESAA) and an assistant professor in the Department of Graduate Education and Leadership.