Gordon honored for distinguished service

OSWEGO — The National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education honored Howard Gordon of Syracuse at the organization’s annual conference, held this month in conjunction with the American Council on Education annual meeting in Los Angeles.

Howard Gordon
Howard Gordon

Gordon, executive assistant to SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley, received NAPAHE’s 2012 Award for Distinguished Service.

A member of the NAPAHE board, Gordon was recognized for enhancing the presence of the organization in the higher education community, contributing to the association’s development and overall progress and serving as a role model and mentor to new presidential assistants.

Gordon has been executive assistant to Stanley since 1996. He is also the college’s special assistant for social equity and senior Title IX coordinator.

Previously, he served SUNY Oswego as an assistant dean for arts and sciences and a counselor in the Office of Special Programs, now the Office of Learning Services.

He received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service in 1991.

Gordon also writes fiction, and his short stories have been anthologized in several books.