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Fri, 07/01/2022 - 8:16am
James C. Hearn, associate director and professor in the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education, has agreed to serve as the Institute’s interim director, effective July 1, 2022.  Libby V. Morris, the Zell B. Miller Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and University Professor, announced in February that she would step down from her role as director of the McBee Institute and return to the faculty. Morris had served as director since…
Thu, 06/30/2022 - 9:22am
by Jewel Caruso Ashley Burnside (EdD 2019) has been named the director of the center for student success at the University of Southern Mississippi starting July 1, 2022. She will lead projects on the success and retention-based initiatives, student outreach, staff operations, and retention-based scholarship awarding. When asked what drew her into this new position at USM, Burnside said, "Having been at a small institution, I was eager to spread…
Thu, 06/30/2022 - 8:23am
Thank you, Libby Morris! Your vision and mentorship led the MIHE community, collectively and individually, to new heights. As you step down as director and return to the faculty, we look forward to your continued impact. Read more on the announcement: https://t.uga.edu/8bQ
Tue, 06/28/2022 - 9:32am
by Jewel Caruso Erin Leach, a doctoral candidate, will be serving as the head of strategic projects and organizational effectiveness as a member of the University Libraries Administration starting July 1, 2022.  Leach first joined the Libraries in 2014 as head of serials cataloging and also was the special collections cataloging librarian. In the summer of 2021, she transitioned to serving in an interim capacity where she coordinated revisions…
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 10:09am
by Jewel Caruso Dominique A. Quarles (PhD 2019) has been named Georgia Southern University's associate vice president for inclusive excellence and chief diversity officer starting August 1, 2022. The institution has committed to making inclusive excellence a strategic pillar and a core value. Quarles' position is essential to achieving that goal. Quarles is an alumnus of GS, earning his B.S. and M.Ed. in Statesboro, and received his Ph.D. at the…
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:11am
by Jewel Caruso James Hearn and Jarrett Warshaw's (PhD 2016) latest TIAA (The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association) Institute report, "The pandemic and access-oriented private nonprofit colleges" was highlighted in an article on Inside Higher Ed. Access-oriented colleges have less selective acceptance rates and a wide range of test scores. This study seeks to answer the question, "How would underrepresented populations dare in the context…
Wed, 06/22/2022 - 12:18pm
by Jewel Caruso On June 20th, Dr. Melissa Whatley (PhD 2019) tweeted an announcement of her latest publication in the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. "Who enrolls in internationalized courses? An exploration of at-home access at one community college" is available on APA PsychNet's website. Whatley says her publication "adopts an equity-focused lens to study community college participation in internationalized coursework and study…
Tue, 06/21/2022 - 10:06am
by Jewel Caruso Alexa Lee Arndt, a fourth-year doctoral student at the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education, received the Sission Community Leadership Development Award from the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. The award was presented by the Fanning Institute Director, Matt Bishop, this June. The Sisson award recognizes faculty, staff, and graduate students who have produced outstanding work in community leadership…
Mon, 06/13/2022 - 10:52am
The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum returned as an in-person gathering on June 6-9, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The MIHE community was well represented with presentations each day and with Karen Webber transitioning to president of the organization on Wednesday, June 8.Check out the sessions below. More information about the conference and list of all programs https://www.airweb.org/forum/2022/home.  AIR Forum 2022 Tuesday, June…
Mon, 05/23/2022 - 2:58pm
Krystal L. Williams, assistant professor of higher education in the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education, received the 2022 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Scholars of Color Early Career Contribution Award. The award recognizes scholars who have made significant contributions to the understanding of issues that disproportionately affect minority populations and scholars in minority populations who have made a significant…

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