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James C. Hearn, professor of higher education and interim director of the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education, received the Howard R. Bowen Distinguished Career Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education. The Bowen Award is given in recognition of a professional life “devoted to the study of higher education and a career that advanced the field through scholarship, leadership, and service,” according to the association’s…
Pearson Brown, McBee doctoral student and state policy intern at SHEEO, recently wrote an issue brief in SHEEO’s State Higher Education Finance project.  The brief, titled “Analyzing Lottery Proceeds as an Aspect of State Support for Higher Education,” details how lottery funding is utilized by states to support higher education through state financial aid and institutional appropriations.  Since the birth of modern state lotteries in…
Dr. Robert K. Toutkoushian led a Dialogues in Diversity Lunchtime session on first-generation college students (FGCS) on October 24. The series, coordinated by the UGA Office of Institutional Diversity, invites scholars to introduce a topic and encourage several dozen people from across campus to discuss particular issues in diversity that relate to higher education. Toutkoushian, professor and associate director at the McBee Institute, has a…
by Jewel Caruso Rod Guajardo (current doctoral student) has been named assistant to President Jere W. Morehead at the University of Georgia. He will transition into this position on November 6th.  Guajardo’s new role will be concentrated on student affairs, inclusive excellence, community relations, and executive communications. In addition to these responsibilities, he will serve as President Morehead’s liaison on the Staff Council,…
by Jewel Caruso Will Walker Jr. (first-year doctoral student) was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education discussing the recent SCOTUS decision on affirmative action and the impact on admissions for underrepresented students. The article, written by Eric Hoover, "A Time to Tear Down, a Time to Build Up: The end of race-conscious admissions brought a season of doubt, resolve, and ambivalence" revealed stories of students with minoritized…
by Jewel Caruso Current doctoral candidate, Sean Baser, joined the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association in early October as a senior policy analyst.  Baser's new role will allow him to provide support on many SHEEO projects and initiatives. These responsibilities include researching and monitoring  noncredit postsecondary education programs and state authorization practices. Baser will also contribute to the production…
Former students returned for the announcement of the endowment to support the James C. Hearn Lectureship during the Institute's annual awards and recognition luncheon. The foundational gift was made in honor of the interim director’s commitment to excellence in research by his partner, Dean of the College of Public Health Marsha Davis. In response to the announcement of the lectureship series, Hearn said, "I’m someone who prefers to avoid the…
by Suzanne R. Graham The annual awards and recognitions luncheon is a highlight of the year for the McBee Institute’s faculty and staff. In addition to honoring donors, who contributed directly to student and success, and celebrating student and faculty accomplishments, the event offers an opportunity for the community to connect across cohorts and degree programs. The 2023 ceremony, held on Wednesday, September 20 at the UGA Special Collections…
by Jewel Caruso Nathan Moore (PhD 2020) was recently appointed as deputy chief of staff to President Jere W. Morehead at the University of Georgia. He assumed his new responsibilities on October 1st. In Moore's new position, he will be the leading point of contact for inquiries and day-to-day management of the President’s Office. In addition, he will work closely with Development and Alumni Relations and serve as President Morehead's liaison to…
by Jewel Caruso McBee professor Timothy Cain was recently mentioned in The Chronicle article “A Messy Divorce: The Dissolution of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Poses a Novel Risk to Tenure” (Sept. 12, 2023) by Lee Gardner. In the article, Cain expresses his caution about changes to university tenure and the voice of faculty in these decisions. In October 2022, officials from Indiana and Purdue Universities announced the end…

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