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Mary T. Harper Hagan

Mary Harper Hagan is the Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Public Safety. As Chief Human Resources Officer, her responsibilities include oversight for all employee benefits, compensation, payroll, student employment, training, and EEO/Title IX programs, as well as for ensuring an inclusive environment that encourages the recruitment, development and retention of talented and diverse employees. From 2002-2014, she led the University’s strategic planning processes and the Institutional Research function.  Ms. Harper Hagan guided the University’s multiple planning committees through successful completion and monitoring of the 2004-2008 and 2008-2013 Strategic Plans and the 2011-2014 Strategic Repositioning Plan.

Prior to joining St. John’s in 1999 as the Vice President for Human Resources, Ms. Harper Hagan had been Vice President and HR Executive for Small Business Financial Services at JP Morgan Chase and in various human resources leadership positions for the previous 15 years. Ms. Harper Hagan is a graduate of Trinity University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a B.A. degree in English literature, a year of which was spent at the University College Cork in Ireland. She also completed course work toward a master’s degree at Cornell’s joint Industrial Labor Relations program offered through Baruch College in New York City. Mary resides between Manhattan and the Jersey shore with her husband, Dennis, and has three stepsons.