Iowa State names Alpha Frater Martino Harmon next senior VP for student affairs
Iowa State University announced Thursday Martino Harmon has been named the next senior vice president for student affairs as the successor to Tom Hill who is retiring from his position after serving ISU for more than 18 years.
Harmon currently serves as associate vice president for student affairs at ISU, a position he has held since 2013, and will transition into his new position over the next month.
“Dr. Harmon is exceptionally qualified to lead this division — he has outstanding credentials, he is passionate about ISU and he is deeply committed to helping all students recognize and reach their potential,” President Steven Leath said in a letter to the university community announcing Harmon’s appointment.
Harmon was selected for the position following a national search and from three finalists who visited campus and participated in public forums, generating feedback from the university community. Harmon’s appointment is subject to final approval from the Iowa Board of Regents.
Per the request of Leath, Hill was asked to continue as senior vice president for student affairs until his successor was selected. After Harmon transitions into his new position, Hill will continue at ISU as a policy adviser to Leath on student experience issues and as ISU’s representative on the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions for a year or so before he fully retires.
Before beginning at ISU, Harmon had previously served as executive director of student success and retention at Cincinnati State Community College, dean of student development at Rhodes State College, and dean of admission, retention and student life at Washtenaw Community College.