Dr. Jason Dodge will join the Mason-Nova community as the new Director for ADVANCE on July 26. Dr. Dodge has worked in higher education for over 10 years serving in various leadership capacities that have included building and sustaining curricular and co-curricular programs, leading student services units, overseeing retention initiatives, and cultivating inter-institutional partnerships. Most recently, he served as Director of Student Success on the University of Central Florida (UCF)/Valencia College Downtown Campus. In this role he led a diverse team of student services units whose mission is to serve the needs of all students on a unique integrated campus in downtown Orlando. He also served as Director for Transfer & Transition Services at UCF where he led a department serving approximately 13,000 new transfer students who matriculate to UCF each year. Dr. Dodge graduated with his AA degree from Santa Fe Community College and transferred to the University of Florida where he earned his BA in English, MA in student personnel, and Ph.D. in higher education administration and policy.
(from Provost’s Newsletter, 07-14-21)