New Executive Leader at Union Institute & University

New Executive Leader at Union Institute & University

New Executive Leader at Union Institute & University

CINCINNATI, OH - Dr. Eric Mast is the new Director of Student Services for Union Institute & University. Student services provide academic support for students ranging from tutoring to career development.


Dr. Mast is enthusiastic about student success. “Student Services have always been a passion of mine,” said Dr. Mast.  “It is a vital piece for many students to be successful, especially working adults with factors in their lives that make it more challenging to engage in their coursework.” 


His goals include reaching as many students as possible. “I want to make sure the services we provide help each student be successful academically as well as develop the skills that will help them be successful in life,” said Dr. Mast.  “Student Services are a vital piece of student retention.  We want students to interact with our services frequently and in a way that helps them be successful while they are with Union and also after they graduate.”


The Student Services staff understands that adults returning to school may feel anxious about their academic skills especially writing and math. Free academic and one-on-one tutoring is available in all areas to ease those fears, especially writing and math. Staff assists students in finding their confidence and before long, students master the writing process and solve every math problem.

Union offers a unique job alert network that connects students with employers looking for their talents. Also available are interview skill training, resume writing, professional image building and much more.


Students of all levels are encouraged to reach out to Dr. Mast at to take advantage of his 20 years of experience in higher education and desire to assist students to be successful.


Dr. Mast joined Union in 2010 as an online instructor and assisted in the creation of the UI&U writing center. He has a B.A. in English from Northern Kentucky University, a M.A. in English from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX, and an Ed.D. from Union Institute & University.


Visit Student Services today and find out how you can be successful in your academic journey.  


About Union Institute & University

Union Institute & University is a non-profit, regionally accredited university specializing in providing quality higher education degrees for adults nationwide. Founded in 1964, Union’s academic programs and services are the result of more than five decades of identifying and refining ways to structure and deliver education to meet the needs of adults. Distinguished as the pioneer in adult education, Union perfected the concepts now common in higher education such as the hybrid model, a blend of online and traditional classroom instruction, interdisciplinary studies, and student centered education with socially relevant and applicable learning outcomes in its undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs.


The university is guided by its core mission to educate highly motivated adults who seek academic programs to engage, enlighten, and empower them to pursue professional goals and a lifetime of learning, service, and social responsibility.


Union is a national university with academic centers located in: Ohio, Florida, and California.

For more information about Union Institute & University, visit or call 1- 800-861-6400.