Harmon named associate vice president for student affairs

Martino Harmon, executive director of student success and retention at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Ohio, will become the next associate vice president for student affairs at Iowa State.

Martino Harmon

Martino Harmon

Harmon will begin his new position later this summer. He succeeds Kathleen Jones, who retired as registrar in 2012, but continues as associate VP for student affairs until July 5.

"Martino has extensive experience in admissions and enrollment management, student development, student activities and diversity programming," said senior vice president for student affairs Tom Hill. "He is following the legendary Kathy Jones, who has invested 41 years paving the way for Iowa State students to succeed, and whose wealth of institutional knowledge amazes and inspires us all. But Martino is up to the challenge. He's incredibly capable, with the background and leadership skills we need to accomplish the Division of Student Affairs' goals. We're excited to have him here."

At Iowa State, Harmon will oversee enrollment services, admissions, student financial aid and learning communities, as well as Student Affairs' budget and human resources and the Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound programs.

Previously, Harmon was dean of student development at Rhodes State College, Lima, Ohio; and dean of admission, retention and student life at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Mich. From 1996 to 2007, he served in various leadership positions at the University of Toledo, Ohio. He was director of the University of Toledo's African American Student Enrichment Office, director of freshman admission, associate director of admission and multicultural recruitment, and an admissions counselor, among other roles.

Harmon is a member of NASPA, the national association for student affairs administrators in higher education, and has held offices with the College Board, the Ohio Board of Regents' Committee on College Access, and the University of Toledo Board of Trustees Student Life Committee.

Harmon earned a bachelor of business administration degree (1987) and a master's in education (1998) from the University of Toledo. He will complete a Ph.D. in higher education there this summer.