Fusiak joins the Greyhounds staff after serving the last four academic years as an Athletic Academic Counselor at the University of Maryland.
As a member of the Terrapins’ Academic Support and Career Development Unit, Fusiak counseled student-athletes with academic concerns and provided individual advising to ensure successful completion of degree programs through need assessment, problem solving and monitoring of progress.
He served as a liaison to faculty, administrators and coaches regarding student-athletes’ academic matter, and he mentored at-risk student-athletes to provide customized academic success plans.
Fusiak, who earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at The College of New Jersey in 2005, was an advisor to the Maryland Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and instructor for UNIV100, The Student in the University.
Prior to his work in College Park, Fusiak was on the Student-Athlete Support Services staff at The Ohio State University from 2009-2011; he was an Assistant Athletic Counselor and also coordinated various aspects of the CHAMPS/Life Skills program and mentored the Student-Athlete Advisory Board for the Buckeyes.
“We are excited for the knowledge that Mark brings to the table from his vast experience at Maryland and Ohio State,” said Colleen Campbell, Loyola’s Director of Student-Athlete Support Services. “He has a reputation of care and concern for student-athletes whom he has worked with, and this aligns with Loyola’s Jesuit mission and values.”
While completing his Master of Arts in Education Administration at Rowan University in 2008-2009, Fusiak was a Compliance and Life Skills Graduate Assistant at the Glassboro, New Jersey, school.