PSU Students Name Meeting Room for Retiring Vice President for Student Affairs Richard Hage

April 28th, 2010 by Adam

For more than 30 years, Dick Hage has been a trusted advisor and mentor to thousands of Plymouth State undergraduates. For his efforts in helping guide them through their college years, PSU’s Student Senate has voted to name a meeting room in the Hartman Union Building (HUB), “The Hage Room.” Student Senate President Lindsay Harrington said Hage has earned the trust, respect and goodwill of countless students through his hard work and dedication.

Dick Hage
Dick Hage honored by PSU’s Student Senate for his 35-year career as a respected mentor to students

“It is with great admiration that the Student Senate voted in favor of naming The Hage Room,” said Harrington. “Vice President Hage embodies our institutional motto of “Ut Prosim” (that I may serve) in his daily actions of guiding students to engage in service learning, develop sound values and ethical standards, and displaying the utmost respect for their dynamic talents and needs.”

Dick Hage earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at SUNY Albany and started his student affairs career at PSU in 1975. In 2006, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) awarded Hage the Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean or Vice President. In 2009, Hage received NASPA’s Institutional Leadership award. Hage said he is humbled by the students’ kind gesture.

“It is really I who have benefitted from the privilege to have worked with so many wonderful students over the years, Hage said, “I cherish these associations and friendships.”

Terri Potter, HUB Director, finds it fitting that the students would choose to name the student union’s largest meeting space after Hage.

“Dick has been PSU’s senior student affairs officer for 24 years, and he’s had significant impact in shaping generations of student lives,” Potter said. “To have students recognize him in such a lasting way, in this particular building, is just perfect. I can’t think of any nicer way our students could demonstrate their appreciation for his many years of dedicated service on their behalf.”

Hage is a resident of Plymouth, is married and has two daughters and four grandchildren.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or