The Division of Student Life welcomes Mark Zeno as the new assistant vice president and dean of Residential Education and Campus Life Auxiliary Services.
Zeno has more than 25 years of higher education experience in student affairs, working in several departments and divisions within the collegiate setting. He began his career in housing and Greek life at Ashland University while working on his master’s degree in higher education administration at the University of Akron. He left Akron to become the director of fraternity and sorority life and housing at Ohio Wesleyan University. After his four years serving the Ohio Wesleyan community, he was hired at Case Western Reserve University as a conduct and housing administrator within the residence life and fraternity/sorority life office.
Zeno returned to Ashland University as assistant director of residence life and housing, where he managed all residential and fraternity/sorority houses, conduct, and orientation. He went on to become associate dean of students at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, where he oversaw residence life and housing, fraternity/sorority life, student engagement programming, student conduct, and dining/facilities management.
Zeno returned to Ohio to become the assistant dean of student affairs at his alma mater, Heidelberg University. He was at Heidelberg for 14 years, leading the residence life and housing team, safety and security team, student conduct, student programs, facilities management, and dining services liaison.
Zeno has also taught first-year and transfer courses at Baker University and Ashland University. He has been an active member in several national and state associations, including his most recent role as past president of Ohio College Personnel Association.
Zeno earned his bachelor of science degree in computer information systems at Heidelberg and a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Akron. He completed his PhD in higher education administration from Bowling Green State University, where his dissertation topic was “Housing Partnerships: Understanding Organizational Culture Elements and Building and Maintenance Strategies Between University Professionals and Private Corporate Developers.”
In his spare time, Zeno is actively involved in community service with Kiwanis International, as well as serving in several capacities of leadership in the Marlin Auto Club and American Motors Owners national car club. He enjoys traveling with his daughter Madeline while camping at his favorite island on Lake Erie; Kelleys Island.
Zeno’s office is located in Stevenson Hall 118, and he can be reached at 440-775-8118.
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