Manhattan College Names Terence Hannigan As Director of Counseling and Health Services

Manhattan College is pleased to announce that Terence P. Hannigan, Ph.D., ABPP, has been named the new director of counseling and health services effective immediately.

 Manhattan College is pleased to announce that Terence P. Hannigan, Ph.D., ABPP, has been named the new director of counseling and health services effective immediately.

“Manhattan is very fortunate to have successfully recruited such an experienced new director of counseling and health services," said Richard Satterlee, Ph.D., vice president for student life at Manhattan College. “Dr. Hannigan is a talented clinician who brings significant administrative experience having directed counseling centers at two other institutions. I am certain he will bring increased credibility and visibility to this important and increasingly complex area within the student life division.”

Hannigan, a resident of Riverdale, most recently served as director of student counseling, psychological and disability services at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. During his time at Stevens, Hannigan was instrumental in expanding the counseling staff and training more than 100 college personnel in a suicide prevention program. In addition, Hannigan planned, implemented and trained a crisis management counseling team in the event of a potential disaster.

Prior to coming to Stevens, Hannigan was also the director of student counseling and disability services for students at Texas A & M International University in Laredo, Texas from 2000-2005. Hannigan successfully helped Texas A & M’s student counseling center gain International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) accreditation. In addition, Hannigan became a fellow of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in 2004.

After spending two years as a Peace Corp volunteer, Hannigan launched his career in counseling as a master counselor/assessment specialist at Rockland Community College/State University of New York, in Suffern, N.Y. Hannigan received both his doctorate in counseling psychology in 1998 and a master’s in philosophy in 1994 from Columbia University’s Teachers College. In addition, he graduated from Long Island University with a master’s in counseling in higher education in 1979, and a bachelor’s in psychology and Spanish from New York University in 1973.

“I look forward to joining the Manhattan College academic community,” said Hannigan. “I spent my first few years as a child in the Bronx and I feel that working at Manhattan College will be like returning to my roots.”