Higher Education / Career Development Webinar
Date: September 21, 2021 at 12 p.m.
Eric D. Darr, Ph.D.
President, Harrisburg University
Dr. Eric Darr was named President of Harrisburg University by the Board of Trustees effective May 9, 2013. He previously served as interim president since July 1, 2012.
Under Dr. Darr’s leadership, the University expanded to include a Philadelphia location; welcomed the largest class of new students in its history, expanded its total enrollment to over 6,000 students from 110 countries, launched new graduate and undergraduate degree programs, secured grants and scholarship support, opened new housing for its students and expanded the University’s classroom and laboratory space.
His tenure as president includes the creation of esports as a varsity sport on campus. The HU Storm is the University’s only varsity athletic team. Under his leadership, the University is driving economic development in the region through the launch of multiple high profile esports tournaments, concerts, and conventions. These events include HUE Fest, which features the nation’s largest collegiate esports tournament, the PA Cup, the annual NACE convention and the HU Concert series featuring many national artists.
Additionally, Dr. Darr is overseeing the construction of the University’s new $100-million health sciences building, which will provide learning space for 1000 students.
Link Martin, MSW
Director, Temple University Harrisburg
Link Martin has Been with Temple University Harrisburg since 1996 and has served as the Director of Temple University Harrisburg since 2003. In his role as Director Mr. Martin oversees all aspects of the operations of the Temple regional campus. Prior to coming to Temple he was on the faculty at Elizabethtown College. He has worked professionally as Executive Director of Contact Harrisburg and founded Maui Youth and Family Services as its first Executive Director. Mr. Martin received his B.S. from Murray State University and his M.S.W. from the University of Hawaii with a concentration in policy, planning and administration and a specialization in cross-cultural social work. He has presented at nationally and internationally including at the conferences of the: Council on Social Work Education; Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators; Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors; National Association of Social Workers; Brazilian Youth Advocates/Odebrecht Foundation.
Dr. Sue Mukherjee
Senior Vice President for Strategy and Student Success, Shippensburg University
Dr. Sue Mukherjee is the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Student Success for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. As the CSO/SAP, Sue provides executive leadership and oversight in development and implementation of core initiatives responsible for the long-term growth and success of the university. She handles a wide range of matters of institutional importance including enrollment management, student retention, institutional research, academic technology, accessibility services, grants, and career and workforce development. Sue has led strategy and development for several select accomplishments including creating the President’s Leadership Academy, guiding the university’s accreditation process, creating a data informed platform for non-credit skills building strategy, and instituting a modern platform for assessment and institutional effectiveness. Sue also led the university’s pivot to hybrid and hyflex learning during the pandemic.
Prior to her tenure at Shippensburg, Sue served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educational Intelligence for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. In this position, Sue led the creation of a new, award-winning approach to understanding Pennsylvania’s Workforce Needs Assessment that responds to the current skills gap narrative regionally. Before coming to work for the State System, she worked in various leadership roles for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Her interest in education and workforce stems from a long career that has concentrated on translating data into narratives that galvanize broad audiences and policy imperatives.
Sue works as an Adjunct Professor for Central Penn College in the graduate studies program. She earned her Ph.D in Administration and Leadership Studies from Indiana University of PA and is a Fellow from Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy and Research. Sue serves as a member of the federal government’s Data User’s Advisory Committee (DUAC) and is on Harvard’s CEPR Strategic Data Project’s Board for higher education (CTE).