Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Dr. Bridgette Hardin

An Outstanding Islander

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Taking Special Care
It is often noted that Dr. Bridgette Hardin is never too busy to help a student find his or her way around campus. The associate director for Institutional Effectiveness, who earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, enjoyed her experience as a student and wants to ensure that University students, their parents and her co-workers feel comfortable at the Island University. The Colorado native, who says the University has become her second home, says the lush, tropical landscape makes her feel she is at a resort. As the consultant for all university assessment on campus, Hardin knows every facet of the campus. She conducts research involving the academic and academic support needs of non-traditional students across South Texas and is responsible for overseeing academic program assessment, academic support program assessment, and administrative program assessment for all 250 institutional units on campus. Hardin has given numerous presentations around the nation and is the recipient of the 2009 “Employee of the Year” Excellence Award, Staff Advisory Council Recognition Awards for 2008-2009, and the 2007 Lamp of Knowledge Award-Recognition from the National Chancellors List. As an adjunct professor, she has also taught the graduate level Introduction to Research course and has participated in the hooding of students in the College of Education Hooding Ceremony. In her spare time, Hardin is a PALS Animal Shelter volunteer and assists her mother in making jewelry, which is sold to benefit the non-profit organization. She is also an “adopt-a-child” representative for FACES: The National Craniofacial Association.

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