Mark Constantine, Director of Centennial Student Union & Student Activities
Mark leads the CSU and Student Activities where he works collaboratively with all staff members to faithfully live the mission, vision and core values of the CSU. Along with CSU budget administration, student union and University policy interpretation, and staff development, Mark also is the key liaison officer for the CSU’s various tenants and contracted vendors.
Education: Undergraduate: Psychology; Post Graduate: Counseling and Student Personnel Services
Past Experiences: College of William and Mary, University of Tennessee, Shippensburg University, SUNY Geneseo. Experiences in residence life, career development, leadership, community engagement, clubs and organizations, fraternity and sorority life, program boards, campus recreation, alcohol education and training, and student union administration (also knows how to move tables and chair effectively!).
GETTING TO KNOW MARK:
"My top accomplishments since joining the CSU staff include the ‘care and feeding’ of the CSU as the premier building on campus; ensuring that students are always first and foremost in all we do; and continually attempting to show staff that I care about what they do and support them appropriately.”
"The most rewarding aspect of my work with students is seeing them grow as individuals through the programs and services which are offered by the team.”
“I like to spend my free time visiting wonderful places in our country, spending time with family, and enjoying the outdoors whether fishing, hunting, golf or enjoying a good barbeque!”
MARK’S FUN FAST FIVE QUIZ
- Three words that best describe you. “Loyal, enthusiastic, and supportive.”
- Three things that can always be found in your refrigerator. “Arnold Palmer Half & Half Iced Tea/Lemonade, cheese, pepperoni.”
- Name three people, living or dead, you would like to invite for dinner. “John Muir, ‘father of our National Parks,’ Rosa Parks, and Chris Constantine, because he is no longer with us, and provided me with much of what I am today.”
- What is something people would be surprised to know about you? “Diversity is not something new. My grandparents came here from Albania with nothing. They didn't speak English and saved enough money to bring the rest of the family at a later time. They sacrificed everything because of religious and political upheaval in Europe.”
- What superpower would you like to have? Why? Read people’s minds. It would be so much easier!