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Welcome to the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education

The Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education is an academic unit of the University of Georgia committed to advancing higher education policy, management, and leadership through research, graduate education, and outreach. The McBee Institute's mission encompasses higher education issues at the campus, state, national, and international levels.

We are noted for our multidisciplinary approach to graduate education and research, with areas of specialization in federal and state policy, governance and administration, institutional and system finance, faculty careers and development, institutional research and assessment, and knowledge development and exchange.

Our Mission

The McBee Institute advances effectiveness, equity, diversity, efficiency, and innovation in colleges and universities by preparing graduate students, undertaking research, supporting outreach programs, and engaging with state, national, and global leaders in areas relating to postsecondary education.

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Latest News

Dr. Ronald Johnson (EdD, 2023) has been named the Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). 
In May 2023, the Huntingdon College Board of Trustees named Dr. Anthony Leigh (EdD, 2019) as the college’s 15th President. Leigh’s tenure as president will begin on July 1, 2024. 
McBee Institute faculty member Tim Cain’s research on efforts to limit college student voting in the 1970s has been published as a “FirstView” article in the History of Education Quarterly; the print version will appear this fall.

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We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. 

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Every dollar given has a direct impact upon our students and faculty.

Our Graduate Programs

The Institute is noted for its multidisciplinary approach to graduate education and research, with areas of specialization in federal and state policy, governance and administration, institutional and system finance, faculty careers and development, institutional research and assessment, and knowledge development and exchange. To that end, we offer three programs of study: 

 

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