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Mark Manderino

Mark Manderino

  • Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Research Interests

Higher education assessment and data use, student engagement, institutional effectiveness and change


For over 20 years Mark has been working in higher education in progressively responsible, cross-functional, administrative leadership roles across institutional types. His experience has primarily focused in the areas of student life and engagement, co-curricular assessment, and facilitating unit, division, and university level change processes and strategic initiatives. Most recently, Mark served as a Director in the Office of Organizational Strategy and Change at Northwestern University. In that role he partnered with and engaged senior academic and operational leaders to facilitate and support change initiatives that aimed to enhance organizational structures, processes, strategies, and overall effectiveness at the University. Prior to that, Mark served as Director of Planning and Assessment for Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago, including a one-year appointment as Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement. He has additionally held administrative roles at DePaul University, Northwestern University, and Cal Poly.


  • PhD, Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago
  • MS, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University
  • BA, History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign