Cristina Gordon Accepts the Position of Director at Mount Marty College’s Watertown Campus
January 8, 2018
Mount Marty College (MMC) recently announced the hiring of a new director for MMC Watertown, Cristina Gordon
Gordon has more than twenty years of experience in higher education, most recently serving as assistant professor and chair of psychology at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. During her tenure, she led the department and collaborated with faculty to implement an initiative for student success, as well as a program to support adjunct professors. This kind of collaboration is the type of experience she looks forward to duplicating at MMC.
“My goal is to continuously learn and share innovative ways to recruit, retain and graduate students who are successful in their lifelong journeys, and that make a positive impact on their college and community,” she says, “and a key part of that goal is the development and support of outstanding faculty and staff.”
In addition to her experience as department head, Gordon spent several years in the classroom and had exposure to various areas of the academic system including academic affairs, organizational assessment, study abroad and athletics.
Mount Marty College President Marcus Long is excited to welcome Gordon to the MMC community.
“We are very pleased that Cris has joined the team as director of Mount Marty College Watertown,” Long said. “She has a long history of success in higher education, and her passion for student learning will advance our goal of preparing students well for success in life, in Watertown and throughout the nation.”
Gordon says her career in higher education has been extremely rewarding and she looks forward to new experiences at MMC. “I am excited for the opportunity to grow with Mount Marty and get involved in this wonderful community.”
Gordon holds a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology from the Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Sao Paulo, Brazil; a master of arts degree in psychology from the State University of West Georgia; and a Ph.D. from Capella University in Minneapolis.