Dr. Susan Gardner, host of Community College Now discusses student engagement at the community college challenges and opportunities. Her guest is Chris Conzen, Director of Campus Activities and Student Leadership at Suffolk County Community College (NY)
Christopher Conzen is the Director of Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development at Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus, where he has been for the past 7 years. Under Chris’ supervision are campus activities and programs, orientation, leadership development, recreation, campus reservations, Federal Work Study, and student center management. Christopher is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education Administration at Nova Southeastern University. Christopher earned his M.Ed. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland College Park and his BA in Social Work from The Catholic University of America. Christopher has been a directorate member of the ACPA Commission for Student Development in the Two Year College and is currently the chair of a joint task force through ACPA and NASPA exploring student involvement in the community college. In addition, Christopher will serve as the chair for the NASPA Region II conference in June. Christopher’s interests are in the use of technology in higher education, leadership development, and student success initiatives in the community college sector.