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Student Affairs 101 Conference

The College of Education's Higher Education Program along with the University of Houston's Division of Student Affairs co-hosted the Student Affairs 101 Conference in KIVA Farish Hall on November 30, 2012.  Undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students had an opportunity to learn more about careers and professional preparation programs in higher education. 

Dr. Lyle McKinney at the Student Affairs 101 Conference
Lyle McKinney works with students at the Student Affairs 101 Conference in KIVA Farish Hall.

The half day included formal sessions with senior student affairs professionals, higher education faculty and higher education graduate students.  There was also time for informal networking opportunities during roundtable discussions with professional staff in a broad range of positions. 

The Higher Education Master’s Program at the College of Education prepares those who aspire to leadership positions in student affairs and other key administrative areas within a college or university.

Drs. Catherine Horn and Lyle McKinney
Catherine Horn and Lyle McKinney engage the panel at the Student Affairs 101 Conference in KIVA Farish Hall.

The program provides practical experiences and theoretical foundations offered within a diverse setting which prepares students to become good citizens in an increasingly complex and pluralistic society. It fosters mutual respect and teamwork and helps build communities whose members are judged by the quality of their character and their contributions.