Higher Education Concentration
Preparing Students for Positions in Higher Education and Student Affairs
The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership - Higher Education concentration is appropriate for those interested in pursuing entry or mid-level staff positions in higher education and student affairs areas. Students will increase their knowledge of leadership principles and how they apply to the various areas of the institution and to working with students and other members of the university community.
Our Students & Alums
Justin "Jay" Guillory('20) is the Coordinator of Engineering Student Success and Operations at the University of Texas - Arlington.
Sydni Leonard (Dec '21) is the Administrative Coordinator to the Executive Director of the Johnson City Development Authority/Downtown Johnson City Foundation.
Justin Downs (Dec '22) is the Coordinator at ETSU @Kingsport with responsibilities for student activities and services and overall student engagement.
Brooklinn Hoffman (Dec '22) has a new position as Academic Advisor for the College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences at UT-Knoxville.
Erica Fletcher (Aug '22) is the Assistant Registrar for NCAA Certification & Eligibility.
Crystal Johnson (Aug '22) starts a new position at ETSU on January 3, 2023 as an academic advisor in Clemmer College. She has been the Facilities Coordinator for the D.P. Culp Student Center.
Madison Lowe (Aug '22) is a recruiter for Northeast State Community College as of Dec. 16, 2022.
Meaghan Heimbach (May '22) is Student Life Coordinator in the Honors College at ETSU.
Calvin Claggett ('19) started a new position this fall as Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing
and Fan Engagement at Xavier.
Lindsay Hager (Aug '22) started a new job as Manager of Peer Mentoring at Nashville State Community College.
Faith Bishop has been promoted to Associate Director in the Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs and Graduate and Professional Student Housing at Vanderbilt University.
Justin "Jay" Guillory ('20) is now the Assistant Director of Leadership and Service, Office of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Calvin Claggett ('19) is the Director of Fan Engagement and Marketing at Yale University as of April 2022.
Kyle Williams (Dec. '21) will start a new position at Michigan State University in April 2022 as the Academic Coordinator for Football and Women's Tennis.
Zachary Shepard (Dec. '21) started a new job as an Enrollment Representative at Tusculum University. He will be assisting in the development of recruitment strategies, representing the university at college fairs and other events, and working with prospective students.
Justin "Jay" Guillory (Dec. '20) is now the Assistant Director of the Mary V. Jordan Multicultural Center at ETSU.
Madison Lowe (Summer '21) is now the Secretary for Learning Services in the Center for Academic Achievement at ETSU.
Laurel Cox ('21) has been hired as an Academic Advisor in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Sydni Leonard (Dec. '21) is a First-Year Academic Advisor for Social Sciences, Humanities, the Arts, and Education at Emory & Henry College, her alma mater.
Kyle Williams (Dec. '21) is on a one year internship position as an Assistant Academic Counselor for football at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.
Anthony Johnson ('20) received the Outstanding Staff Senator award at the ETSU Staff picnic in July 2021 and was elected as Vice President of the Staff Senate in September 2021.
Calvin Claggett ('19 grad) was named Director of External Operations and Equity + Inclusion in ETSU's Department of Intercollegiate Athletes.
Justice Turner (Dec '20 grad) is an Assistant Hall Director at Georgia State University.
Several current students have new positions!
Jean Colello is the new Manager of the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program at Volunteer State Community College. The TRIO SSS Program is a federally funded program through the US Department of Education designed to provide eligible students increased educational opportunities to promote academic success. The overall goal is to support students through educational and retention strategies that lead to graduation and/or transfer to a four-year institution. In her new role, Jean will oversee the program and along with her staff, coordinate the services for 200 students.
Lindsay Alderman Hager is a new Student Success Advisor in the Student Success Center at Nashville State Community College where she provides mentorshipp and support, delivers guidance on academic goals and plans, connects students to campus and community resources, and guides students through non-academic and academic challenges. Student Success Advisors are a student's biggest cheerleader as they pursue their academic and career goals!
We are fortunate to have a cadre of student affairs professionals who serve on our advisory board. They have been instrumental in making suggested changes to our curriculum (which you will see in the next months!).
The Advisory Board members:
Dr. Leah Adinolfi, Associate Dean of Students for Student Engagement
Katy Beall, Systems Coordinator, ID Services
Joanna Cyrier, Advisor, College of Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences
Dr. Adam Green, ETSU Chief of Staff
Heather Levesque, Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Jonathan Mitchell, Manager, Student Apartments, Housing & Residence Life