Bryant & Stratton College Announces New Campus Director

Posted on July 28, 2023

Syracuse, NY, Jul 28, 2023 – Bryant & Stratton College announces the hiring of its new Syracuse Campus Director, effective immediately. Mary Hawkins, brings extensive experience in academic and campus leadership roles, having most recently served as the Executive Director of Academic Operations for the Arizona College of Nursing.

Prior to joining Bryant & Stratton College, Hawkins was employed for 11 years with Adtalem Global Education Group, formerly DeVry University, where she held several leadership roles, including Director of Campus Operations, Dean of Campus Operations, and Dean of Academic Affairs. She has held previous roles with Mid-State College and the University of Southern Maine, Edmund Muskie School of Public Service, as Director of Enrollment Services and Director of Human Resources respectively. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Project Management from DeVry University Keller Graduate School, and a Master of Science Degree in Adult Education from the University of Southern Maine.    

“I’m honored to return to my home state of New York as the Campus Director for Bryant & Stratton College in Syracuse. My mission is to raise awareness of our how we serve the community as a non-profit partner in higher education and career readiness. I’m as excited to contribute to local workforce development efforts as I am to cheer on our championship sports teams,” Hawkins said.

Hawkins has a proven track record of success in areas such as retention, enrollment, referral models, and program accreditation, including nursing. She has also mentored and trained new campus operations directors. She will relocate from Dallas, Texas, with her family. 

ABOUT BRYANT & STRATTON COLLEGE: Founded in 1854, Bryant & Stratton College, a non-profit institution, has built its reputation and success on a commitment to excellence and high standards. Bryant & Stratton College is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Bryant & Stratton College’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on 6/22/2017 was to reaffirm accreditation. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Bryant & Stratton College has campus locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Continuing Education department. For over 165 years, Bryant & Stratton College has offered students access to career-relevant education leading to bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and professional certificates in the fields of healthcare, business, criminal justice, design, financial services, hospitality, human resources, paralegal studies, and information technology. In addition to access to education, Bryant & Stratton College offers students access to tools to help ensure their greatest chance at success through their Career Life Prep® program. Bryant & Stratton works with students to best map individual career paths - teaching the soft skills employers value most, helping establish valuable professional connections and internships and offering career services support even after graduation. Bryant & Stratton College is committed to helping students succeed in their education and beyond. 


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