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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.
On May 9, 2014 the annual hooding ceremony was held to celebrate our graduates.  Congratulations to the HIED's largest class ever!
On May 9, 2014 the annual hooding ceremony was held to celebrate our graduates. Congratulations to the HIED's largest class ever!
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) available - click here for more information.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Doctoral Program
Stephen Thomas
330-672-0654

sbthomas@kent.edu


Master's Program

Tracy Lara
330-672-2580

tlara2@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.