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Green Honored as Champion of Higher Education

Tom Durso, left, and Jonathan Green, right
University President Jonathan D. Green

March 18, 2020

Susquehanna University President Jonathan D. Green was honored with the Arthur V. Ciervo Award by College & University Public Relations and Associated Professionals (CUPRAP) for his exemplary efforts in advancing the understanding of higher education.

“Dr. Green is a tireless advocate for the importance of a liberal arts education and an insightful thinker of what is needed today in higher education,” said Dan Hanson, chair of the CUPRAP awards committee.

Hanson pointed to Green’s blog, calling it “required reading for many of those at the highest levels of our federal government.”

Green began his blog soon after assuming the presidency at Susquehanna in 2017. He covers topics including the value of a liberal arts education, challenges facing higher education, the need for diversity and inclusion efforts on campus and the relationship between the United States’ founding fathers and the creation of the American liberal arts college. He has also issued appeals for unity during polarizing political times.

“A college education has never made more sense than now, and an education built on a liberal arts foundation makes more sense still,” Green said. “Our workforce has never needed adaptable problem solvers and nimble leaders more than it does today. We hear calls for the importance of graduating students who are ‘robot proof,’ who can’t be made redundant by artificial intelligence. That is what our institutions do.”

Green also has been published in Volt, an online resource for higher education marketing and communications professionals, highlighting the value of thoughtful marketing in higher education and sharing the qualities he looks for when hiring marketing staff.

The Arthur V. Ciervo Award is named in honor of CUPRAP’s founder and first president.

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