Martino Harmon, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs
Iowa State University
Dr. Harmon assumed the position of Senior Vice President for Student Affairs at Iowa State University in 2016. In this role, he provides strategic leadership to the division which encompasses a broad and diverse portfolio of units, offices, and teams on campus that is unique to Iowa State University when compared to other institutions. During his leadership, he created an organizational structure that groups like departments into smaller management units, led by assistant and associate vice presidents, that are directly aligned with division priorities. These units include the Dean of Students Office, Enrollment Management and Student Success, Student Health and Wellness, and Department of Residence, ISU Dining, and Memorial Union.
His previous appointment at Iowa State University began in 2013 as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. In this role Dr. Harmon oversaw enrollment services, admissions, student financial aid, learning communities, Educational Talent Search, and Upward Bound programs, as well as the student affairs budget and human resources operations.
Prior to serving at Iowa State University Dr. Harmon was executive director of student success and retention at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, Ohio; dean of student development at Rhodes State College, Lima, Ohio; dean of admission, retention, student life at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Michigan; and various leadership positions at the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.
Dr. Harmon is a member of NASPA, the National Association of Student Affairs Administrators in higher education, and served on the faculty for the 2019 NASPA Institute for Aspiring Vice Presidents for Student Affairs; serves on the Council on Student Affairs program planning committee for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU); and is a board member of the Dr. Melvin C. Terrell Educational Foundation, Inc. During his time in Ohio, he held regional and state offices with American College Testing (ACT), the College Board, and the Ohio Board of Regents’ committee on college access. He stays involved in community leadership serving on the board of directors for YSS and United Way of Story County.
Dr. Harmon earned his doctoral degree in higher education and administration (2013), a master’s in education (1998), and a bachelor of business administration degree (1987) from the University of Toledo.