Executive Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership

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Student Outcomes

Graduate Achievements

The approximately 50 students who had graduated with Ed.D.s by Summer 2021 have achieved promotions, salary increases, or new senior level positions. Their job titles include

  • Executive Director, Student Life
  • Assistant Vice President, Student Life
  • Dean of International Programs
  • Director of AP Higher Education Outreach for the College Board
  • Research Project Manager, Children’s Services Council
  • Director of Student Academic Success Services
  • Senior Director, Student Activities, Organizations & Student Center Complex
  • Vice Provost of Retention
  • State Chancellor of Adult Education
  • Associate Director of Graduate and Online Admissions

One student became the Vice Minister of Higher Education in Ecuador. Another established a new high school in Egypt and is the school’s executive director. Another became principal and lead teacher of a major Tamim Academy in Florida.  


Welcome Feedback

  • Some students acquire new jobs while they are still finishing the program, and many also teach as adjunct faculty at colleges and universities. 
  • EdD alumni tell us that the practitioner-scholar program model—our concerted efforts to infuse research and theory into problem-solving—transformed their thinking and approach to daily challenges.  
  • They praise our faculty for the personal mentoring they received. 
  • They appreciate the skills honed in data-driven decision-making (ours is the only enrollment management-based program that focuses on predictive modeling) and in oral and written communication.  
  • And we often hear about the self-confidence the EdD helped them gain.