The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness... we promote learning and development through class work and through student development services, programs, and activities.

Our caring faculty and staff support students in achieving their academic and career goals through quality instruction and student-centered services. Our services, programs and activities are designed to support students' development in a holistic manner: intellectually, occupationally, socially, civically, emotionally, physically, spiritually, ethically, and culturally.

Functional Units


Provides information about Harford Community College to prospective students.  Assesses, informally, needs and goals in order to refer to the appropriate programs and services.  Interacts with area schools, community groups, agencies, and businesses through presentations as well as attends public events and distributes college publications.

Advising, Career and Transfer Services 

Provides academic goal setting and assists in selecting courses. 

Career Services 

Assists with career goal setting, resume writing, interviewing skills, and job hunting strategies.

Disability Support Services 

Provides documentation review and reasonable academic accommodations, study skill instruction, adaptive equipment and training, and academic and career goal setting.

Financial Aid 

Provides information on federal and state aid programs as well as scholarships and assistance with the financial aid process.

Fitness Center 

Provides support to Harford Community College students and employees in the pursuit of a healthy, active lifestyle by offering first-rate facilities.

Registration and Records 

Provides information on enrollment applications, registration and Owl Net; completes transcript and enrollment verification requests; processes graduation and nursing program applications.

Rites of Passage Mentoring 

Offers individual guidance and academic support; assists with goal setting focused on African American experiences; offers social and cultural activities.

Student Activities 

Offers comprehensive programs, activities, and services that enhance the experience; oversees registered student organizations and the student government association; offers community involvement opportunities.

Student Intervention and Conduct Services

 A reach out service provided for those that may need additional assistance while at Harford Community College.

Tutoring Services 

Provides walk-in tutoring for Harford Community College courses; offers scheduled and group tutoring, study skills and learning strategies, and supplemental instruction.

Testing Services 

Provides academic skills assessment; proctors transitional, make-up, and eLearning exams and is also the site for CLEP, DSST and division exams

Support for Military and Veterans 

Provides information and offers assistance for veterans and active military benefits programs.

Contact Information

Dr. Deborah Cruise
Vice President of Student Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness
Student Center

Leslie Manning
Administrative Assistant
Student Center
Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, MD 21015