President's Report Masthead
September 30, 2013

Associate Director for Alcohol and Other Drug Programs and Services appointed

Vice President for Student Affairs Brian Rose announced the appointment of Garrett Fitzgerald as associate director for Alcohol and Other Drug Programs and Services.

Fitzgerald, most recently a counselor at Keystone College in Pennsylvania, where he was responsible for alcohol and other drug prevention and counseling, has also served as AOD counselor and prevention coordinator at Marywood University. In addition to screening efforts, counseling and risk-reduction initiatives, he has been responsible for implementing and co-writing state-funded prevention grants at both schools.

“In his role, Garrett will provide guidance to our community as we look for strategies to address the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol,” said Rose. “He will also work to develop effective interventions that support our students so they can reach their full potential.”
His focus on the development of programs and services is part of an institutional strategy to reduce harms associated with dangerous drinking and drug use.

Fitzgerald holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Marywood and served as a co-advisor to Marywood’s BACCHUS affiliated peer education group. He has been actively involved in the Scranton area’s Take Back the Night program as both a student and a professional.

“I look forward to joining the Binghamton University community and the opportunity to work with its students and staff to further promote campus health and encourage personal risk reduction,” Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald began his duties July 8.