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Get to Know Saint Rose: Meet Jen Hankin

Get to Know Saint Rose is a weekly Q&A with a Saint Rose staff member to help our students learn more about the resources available to them while they’re here.

Meet Jen Hankin from Academic Advisement!

Jen Hankin, Director of Academic Advising.

Fast Facts:

Name: Jen Hankin

What she does: Director of Academic Advising

Where she works: Office of Academic Advising

How long she’s been at Saint Rose: 10 years

Her alma mater: Quinnipiac University (undergraduate); University of Baltimore (graduate)

Fun fact: Hankin’s mother is one of 13 children, and she has 30 first cousins! She says that getting together for the holidays as a kid was always a big adventure 👭👬

Get to know Jen Hankin:

What’s your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job is definitely working with the students and helping them in any way that I can. Every day is always a little bit different so it keeps things interesting. Whether I’m trying to solve a problem, figure out graduation requirements, or just be there to listen, I like to help in any way possible.

What’s something you want students to know about you?

Even though I have worked at Saint Rose for 10 years, I have been working in higher education for 23. I started in admissions and then went into advising about 16 years ago. I have been married to my husband, Jason, for 18 years, but we have been together since we were 17 years old. We have two kids; Will (14) and Natalie (11). Even though my weekends are typically quite chaotic taking my kids to their baseball, softball, basketball, or field hockey games, I love every minute of it!

If you could give students one piece of advice to carry them through their time here, what would it be? 

Everyone needs to remember that we create our own opportunities. Good grades result in opportunities for internships, graduate school, or research and then ultimately degree completion. Likewise, a strong work ethic results in promotions and career advancement.

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