Mark D. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
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Mark D. McCarthy joined John Carroll University as Vice President for Student Affairs on August 4, 2008.
McCarthy came to JCU from Marquette University, where he was Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/ Dean of Student Development. He has more than 30 years of administrative experience in a variety of student affairs areas at both public and private institutions.
He holds a Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership from Marquette University, a master’s degree in student personnel administration from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.
In his role at Marquette, McCarthy was responsible for the Office of Student Development, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, that plans and implements a wide range of co-curricular programs related to community service, leadership, student conduct, campus activities, music performing groups, intercultural activities, and first-year students. He also has extensive experience in the development and implementation of learning assessment in the co-curriculum.
Through his work, McCarthy aspires to encourage active student involvement and a strong, vibrant, and diverse campus community; foster a lifelong ethic of service and a commitment to working for a more just society; and enhance student leadership and character development.
McCarthy is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has served on the executive board of the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators, as well as several committees of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
Mary Ann Hanicak
Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
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Mary Ann has served John Carroll University as the Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs since January 2006. She has been at JCU since May 1999 and has worked in Residence Life as an Area Coordinator and as the Director of Student Activities. In 1993, she received a B.A. in psychology from Bowling Green State University. In 1995, Mary Ann returned to Bowling Green and graduated in 1997 with an M.A. in college student personnel. Previous to working at John Carroll University, Mary Ann worked at The University of Findlay in student activities and Greek life and at Saint Louis University in residence life.
Communications Coordinator – Student Affairs
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Pat Caruso serves as the Communications Coordinator – Student Affairs, working with various websites across the Division of Student Affairs as well as technology needs. He has been at JCU since 2009, previously serving in the role of Area Coordinator for Murphy Hall for three years before beginning his current role in 2012. Pat graduated with a B.A. in German and a minor in Theology from Marquette University in 2007 and received a M.S. in Counseling and Student Development from Kansas State University in 2009.
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
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Barbara Kingsbury serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs. She is responsible for managing the office and administrative duties. She also serves as the liaison between all the secretaries in the Student Affairs Division.
She has been employed at JCU since 1994 and loves interacting with the students as well as being part of the JCU community. She lives in Lyndhurst with her husband Bob, and has three children, Candace, Bobby, and Courtney and six grandchildren, Grace, Lylah, Madeline, Niko, Caroline, and Tommy.
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Coreen Schaefer is grateful and excited to be the Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Affairs. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2007 with her B.A. in English and her M.T. in both elementary and secondary English education. After teaching middle and high school English for four years, Coreen enrolled in John Carroll’s Education Administration program, where she will earn her M.Ed. in 2014. Coreen hopes to be a middle school principal and eventually earn her Ph.D. in Education Administration. Her research interests include the writing and reading workshop models, school climate and culture in the middle school, dynamic leadership, and service-learning. Her hobbies include reading, writing, cooking, local travel, and going for walks with her two year-old daughter and husband near their home in University Heights.