The University of Michigan Board of Regents appointed Martino Harmon as vice president for student life on March 26, 2020.
A longtime advocate for student success, Dr. Harmon previously served as the senior vice president for student affairs at Iowa State University, where he provided strategic oversight for the student affairs division with a budget of more than $300 million, 800 staff members and 36 departments.
Prior to joining Iowa State University, Dr. Harmon was the 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. Dr. Harmon began his career in student life at the University of Toledo, serving in increasingly responsible roles over a span of 11 years, including interim assistant dean of students, director of the African-American student enrichment office, director of freshman admission, associate director of admissions and multicultural recruitment, and coordinator of campus visits and admission counselor.
Dr. Harmon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing management, a Master of Education degree in human resource development and educational technology, and a Ph.D. in higher education and administration, all from the University of Toledo.