Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs- Health and Well Being
Suzy Harrington supervises Health and Well-Being for the University of Houston Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, managing the Student Health Center, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Campus Recreation Center, UH Wellness, Center for Students with DisABILITIES, and Cougars in Recovery. She is an established and respected leader for health promotion and upstream prevention and a published author and former adjunct faculty.
Dr. Harrington began her career as an Air Force officer and registered nurse, and was in a variety of nursing roles including school health and open heart critical care. She found her passion in promotion and disease prevention and transitioned into leadership roles such as the Air Force Health Promotion Program Manager for the 74 Air Force Health and Wellness Centers (HAWCs), the Director of Customer Resources at the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA), Director for Health, Safety, and Wellness for the American Nurses Association representing 2.4 million registered nurses, the first dedicated Chief Wellness Officer in higher education at Oklahoma State, and most recently as the Executive Director for the Office of Health & Well-Being at the Georgia Institute of Technology. During her time at Georgia Tech, Suzy successfully integrated various employee and student services under the Office of Health & Well-Being in order to promote the welfare of 29,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff members.
Suzy earned her Bachelor and Associate degree of Science in Nursing as an ROTC Distinguished Graduate with Cum Laude honors from Angelo State University, in San Angelo, Texas. She earned a Master of Science in Health Services with a concentration in wellness promotion from Independence University in National City, California and completed her Doctor of Nurse Practice in Healthcare Business and Leadership with a focus on Health Promotion and Population Health from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois.