College and University Student Personnel Administration Masters Program

The Program in Higher Education Leadership prepares, trains and educates students to become leaders in the administration of colleges and universities, scholars who can bring about greater understanding of higher education, and teachers who can pass on knowledge of the past and equip students with the ability to work with an ever-changing higher education environment. We offer an M.Ed in College and University Student Personnel Administration (CUSPA). 

Our masters program is designed to develop knowledgeable and skilled professional administrators for student affairs practice. Our graduates has pursued such career areas as student housing, organizational and leadership development, fundraising and development, financial aid, admissions, health education, recreation, and similar programs and services in institutions of higher education. 

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Faculty

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Cassandre Giguere Alvarado

Clinical Assistant Professor

Focuses research on student success and graduation initiatives, including innovative college readiness assignments, student success programs and understanding the completion agenda.

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Beth E. Bukoski

Clinical Assistant Professor

Focuses on issues that affect underrepresented students and faculty related to identity intersectionality and performativity, particularly critical theories and constructs of gender, sexuality, race, and class.

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Norma Cantú, J.D.

Professor

Ken McIntyre Professor for Excellence in School Leadership

With a background as Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights in the Clinton Administration, she teaches topics in civil rights and the intersection of law and policy in education.

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Douglas Garrard

Lecturer

Serves as Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Senior Associate Dean of Students, and teaches courses related to on-campus culture in higher education.

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Hemlata G. Jhaveri

Clinical Assistant Professor

As Executive Director of Housing and Food Service, she emphasizes the importance of balancing business and student development needs for a higher education organization.

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Marilyn C. Kameen

Professor, Senior Associate Dean

Oscar and Anne Mauzy Regents Professor for Educational Research and Development

Interests include academic administration, faculty in higher education, and college student development with research on college teaching and minorities in higher education.

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Harrison Keller

Vice Provost and Adjunct Professor

Focuses on school conditions that foster high academic success for children of poverty, stratification of learning opportunities for children of color, and on state policy that facilitates student success across the education pipeline.

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Soncia Reagins-Lilly

Clinical Assistant Professor, VP for Student Affairs

Shares her expertise in higher education policy, administration and finance, strategic planning, and leadership development as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

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Richard J. Reddick

Associate Professor

Examines the experiences of faculty of color at predominantly White institutions; mentoring relationships between faculty and Black students; and work-life balance in academia.

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Victor B. Sáenz

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Leads the Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success)initiative focused on Latino males in education; seeks to advance research-informed policy solutions that enhance educational outcomes for underserved students in secondary and post-secondary education.

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Julie Schell

Clinical Assistant Professor

Designs higher education innovation strategy. Teaches graduate courses on technology, innovation, and problems of college teaching and learning including related interventions.

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Lauren Schudde

Assistant Professor

Studies the impact of educational policies and practices on college student outcomes using quantitative methods.

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Edwin R. Sharpe

Clinical Professor

Scholarly interests include organizational theory and behavior as applied to universities, educational politics and policy, and the interaction and alignment of P-20 educational systems.

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LaToya Smith

Clinical Assistant Professor, Associate Vice-President, Title IX Coordinator

Serves as the Title IX Coordinator and Associate Vice President of University Compliance Services to ensure the university holds high levels of integrity and ethical standards.

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Patricia Somers

Associate Professor

Serves as a faculty affiliate in Women’s and Gender Studies and Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies. Researches topics such as campus safety, higher education law, academic freedom, and higher education in Brazil.

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Betty Jeanne Taylor

Clinical Assistant Professor

Focuses on the role of teacher assistants to create a campus culture that is inclusive, and engages diverse people, ideas and perspectives.

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Aaron Voyles

Clinical Assistant Professor

Serves as the Associate Director for Student Learning and Development and researches post-qualitative and post-structuralist methodologies, discourse analysis, and gender performance.

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Evelyn Waiwaiole

Clinical Assistant Professor, Executive Director of CCSSE

As Executive Director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement, Evelyn specializes in evidence that informs change and improved outcomes at community colleges.