- The American Association of University Administrators selected Mahony, currently the dean of College of Health, Education, and Human Services at Kent State University, Ohio, as the inaugural recipient for a new award.
- The 2015 McInnis/Ryan Award for Mid-Career Higher Education Leadership was given at the association’s annual Leadership Seminar on June 12-13 in Clearwater Beach, Florida.
Winthrop University, "University Administrators' Association Recognizes Incoming Winthrop President for Leadership Skills" (2015). Winthrop News 2015. 122.