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Higher Education Administration

Congratulations to Dr. Brandi Hephner LaBanc (M.Ed., 1997), Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at Ole Miss, recipient of the 2013 Alumni Leadership Award.
Congratulations to Dr. Brandi Hephner LaBanc (M.Ed., 1997), Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at Ole Miss, recipient of the 2013 Alumni Leadership Award.
The 3rd annual hooding ceremony was held on May 10, 2013 for the Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel program. Students pictured: Tymothy Tagliaferro, Emily Carle, Amy Ring, and Monica Hermann
The 3rd annual hooding ceremony was held on May 10, 2013 for the Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel program. Students pictured: Tymothy Tagliaferro, Emily Carle, Amy Ring, and Monica Hermann
HIED student Monique Menefee of Cleveland has been appointed by Gov. John Kasich to serve as a student member of the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Her term began on July 19, 2013, and ends May 16, 2015. <a href='http://www.kent.edu/news/newsdetail.cfm?newsitem=F8B2C465-F567-B104-8E32F1ED7EE1EA01'>Read more</a>
HIED student Monique Menefee of Cleveland has been appointed by Gov. John Kasich to serve as a student member of the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Her term began on July 19, 2013, and ends May 16, 2015. Read more

The Higher Education Administration (HIED) program prepares students for careers as highly affective higher education administrators and staff professionals. The coursework prepares students for the varied challenges facing two-year, four-year and graduate institutions today and in the future.

Overview
The HIED program includes over 100 students working toward a master's or doctoral degree; five program faculty; and over 700 alumni.

Students complete coursework in the areas of college student development, organization and administration of higher education, student affairs, law, employment law, leadership, research, administration of multiculturalism and diversity, and business administration. Electives include topics such as curriculum, women in leadership, the private liberal arts college, history of higher education, international students, college environments, case studies, community and junior colleges, faculty, disability services, politics and power, distance and continuing education, interpersonal and group dynamics, assessment and evaluation, and comparative higher education.


Doctoral level graduate assistantships (GA) for 2014-2015 - in international higher education and in career development/advising.  Click here for more information.



Summer 2014 Study Abroad Opportunities

Two summer 2014 Study Abroad trips are being offered where students can spend two or four week enhancing their knowledge and skills as an international educator.  Both courses will be at the Kent State University Florence Campus.  Click here for more information.

  • Design and Delivery of Study Abroad: While Studying Abroad (HIED 6/76595) - June 2-13, 2014.
  • Intercultural Dimensions of Teaching and Learning (C&I 6/77005) - June 16-27, 2014.
CONTACT INFORMATION

Doctoral Program
Stephen Thomas
330-672-0654

sbthomas@kent.edu


Master's Program

Mark Kretovics
330-672-0642

mkretov1@kent.edu

Certificate Programs
Susan Iverson (College Teaching)
330-672-0653

siverson@kent.edu

Martha Merrill (International)
330-672-2580
mmerril@kent.edu

Tracy Lara (Community College Leadership)
330-672-2580
tlara2@kent.edu

 
 

Announcements of accomplishments by students and alumni are regularly added to our program brag sheet

Finally, check out some recent books by HIED faculty:

Business Practices in Higher Education: A Guide for Today’s Administrators (2010), by Mark Kretovics, associate professor

Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education: Feminist Post-structural Perspective (2010), co-edited by Susan Iverson, associate professor

The Challenge of Bologna (2010), by Paul Gaston, Trustee Professor

Public School Law, 6th ed. (2009). Stephen B. Thomas, Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe, & Martha M. McCarthy (Allyn & Bacon); the Chinese edition of this text was published in 2010, by Martha M. McCarthy, Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe, & Stephen B. Thomas.