Fri, 08/07/2020 - 2:09pm
Maya Mapp became the Student Government & Leadership Coordinator at the University of California Santa Cruz in August 2020. In this position, Maya mentors and supports SGA officers, particularly in their leadership development, budgeting and finance, programming, and compliance. 
Mon, 06/22/2020 - 8:23am
Marion Fedrick, president of Albany State University and member of the current IHE executive doctoral program cohort, chairs an important advisory committee to review and study the names of buildings and colleges on all University System of Georgia (USG) campuses. In a press release announcing the committee, Chancellor Steve Wrigley noted, "USG’s mission is knowledge, and this action today is a step toward addressing how communities understand…
Thu, 06/18/2020 - 9:53am
Bryan McAllister-Grande and Melissa Whatley (PhD 2019) produced a white paper for NAFSA entitled "International Higher Education Research: State of the Field." McAlister-Grande and Whatley survey the "major research questions and traditions that have informed research," and "explore theoretical, empirical, and methodological questions and challenges that [currently] face the field [of international higher education]." They also include…
Tags: International
Tue, 06/16/2020 - 9:42am
Welch Suggs (PhD 2009) shares his extensive experience and research of intercollegiate sports with Inside Higher Ed podcast series, The Key. He notes that there are "still more question marks than periods" and reviews the many disparate forces factoring into athletic program decisions as some schools start athlete workouts while others shutter programs. Suggs acknowledges the considerable disparity in resources and prioritization of athletics…
Tags: alumni
Tue, 06/02/2020 - 3:00pm
Dr. Tracey Ford (Ed.D. 2002) was named vice provost and dean of student affairs at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, effective July 1.  In the press release announcing the appointment, Chancellor Brian Cole commended Ford's record as a champion for lower-income and historically underrepresented students. He also noted her strong leadership during the Covid-19 response. "This spring, she has also been tireless in ensuring that our…
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 1:56pm
Denisa Gandara (PhD 2016) and Amanda Rutherford find evidence that performance-based funding models lead to fewer first-generation enrollments. Their investigation of public 4-year institutions between 2001-2014 appears in Educational Researcher.  https://doi.org/10.3102%2F0013189X20927386
Tags: alumni
Thu, 05/28/2020 - 2:55pm
The Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized Ron Newcomb (Ed.D. 2011) in its list of top 100 metroAtlanta leaders in education. The Who's-Who list appeared in the May 18 issue. Newcomb is president of Chattahoochee Technical College, the largest technical college in Georgia. 
Tue, 04/21/2020 - 1:50pm
Anthony Leigh (EdD 2019) was honored by the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils of Huntingdon College as Staff Member of the Year. Anthony, who serves as the senior vice president for student and institutional development, tries to celebrate the many ways that Huntingdon students involve themselves in the life of the college.  He expressed his gratitude for the award, "It is very special to me to be recognized by students who are positively…
Tags: awards
Tue, 04/14/2020 - 1:49pm
Twenty IHE graduates and faculty members from across the US met on Monday to talk through experiences and responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Knapp shared leadership insights and inspiration drawn from his career, including his tenure as UGA president in the 1990s. Graduates, currently serving in a variety of roles in public universities, private colleges, state systems offices, and professional associations, participated in the strong…
Tags: alumni
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 4:33pm
Co-chair Jeff Stein (EdD 2017) offered his thanks to the 40-member Strategic Planning committee for their contribution to the newly launched 10-year plan for Elon University. “Thank you for your dedication to this community and to building our shared future," said Jeff at a reception launching the new strategic plan. "If you ever have doubts about the future or what higher education will look like in 2030, here is your answer and inspiration,"…