Higher Education Administration | Kent State University

Higher Education Administration

The Higher Education Administration (HIED) program prepares students for careers as highly effective 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.
125
internships available each year
80+
Graduate Assistantships available

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

Read more about the graduate application process


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

Dr. Bassam Deeb has been selected as the 2015-2016 recipient of the Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel Alumni Award.

See Past Recipients

Contact Information

Degree Programs

Doctoral Program
Dr. Stephen Thomas
330-672-0654
sbthomas@kent.edu

Master's Program
Dr. Stephen Thomas
330-672-0654
sbthomas@kent.edu

Ed.S. Program
Dr. Tara Hudson
330-672-1345
thudso15@kent.edu

Miscellaneous
Administration of Prusok Award: Dr. Mark Kretovics
Coordination of HESA ListServ: Dr. Tara Hudson
Coordination of Alumni Award: Dr. Tara Hudson
Coordination of Travel Award: Dr. Christa Porter

Certificate Programs

Career & Academic Advising
Dr. Christa Porter
330-672-0645
cporte24@kent.edu

College Teaching
Judy Lightner
330-672-1887
jlightn9@kent.edu

Community College Leadership
Dr. Mark Kretovics
330-672-0642
mkretov1@kent.edu

Institutional Research & Assessment
Dr. Erica Eckert
eeckert@kent.edu

International Higher Education
Dr. Martha Merrill
330-672-2580
mmerril@kent.edu