CLEVELAND -- Throughout the month of February, the Mid-American Conference will celebrate Black History Month and leaders from across the conference's campuses as the MAC reflects on the contributions and accomplishments of African Americans since the inception of the Conference in 1946. During February the MAC will feature one leader from each campus via social media on the Conference official social media accounts -- Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Today, the MAC featured Ohio Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Jason Pina.
Dr. @jbpina serves Ohio University as the vice president for student affairs, where he works tirelessly to uphold the university's mission—the intellectual and personal development of its students. @OhioU | #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/cCrzzghFLg— #MACtion (@MACSports) February 22, 2019
Dr. Pina works tirelessly to uphold the university's mission—the intellectual and personal development of its students. He is charged with oversight of approximately 420 professional and graduate-level staff, 3,200 undergraduate student employees and an annual operating budget of $127 million. With more than 20 years of professional experience at public and private four-year institutions, he is a recognized authority on leadership in student affairs.
Bobcats rock! Thanks @MACSports for highlighting our mission and work with students!!! Everyone come to the Convo tonight for @OhioMBasketball TIP-OFF @ 6:30 @ohiou @OHIOStuAffairs https://t.co/TiVAw8TkIi— Jason B. Pina (@jbpina) February 22, 2019
Dr. Pina holds a doctoral degree from Johnson & Wales University, master's and educational specialist's degrees from the University of Northern Colorado, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Occidental College. His research interests include diversity and social justice, presidential leadership and leadership development. Dr. Pina co-edited AVP: Leading from the Unique Role of Associate/Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. He currently serves on NASPA's James Scott Academy Board, a set of national thought leaders in student affairs.