Higher Education & Student Affairs

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Why Baylor HESA?

Why the Baylor HESA Program? Glad you asked! Check out our video and be looking for another video this month! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Mz7E2U1lI  

The Importance of Complex Thinking in Student Affairs

I worked as a higher education/student affairs administrator for 8 years before becoming a full-time faculty member. And even now, I find myself in administrative roles (I direct both our graduate program in Higher Education & Student Affairs and our undergraduate minor in leadership studies). I love teaching. I love to teach more than I…

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My journey into the profession of student affairs

My journey into the profession of student affairs began well before I was aware there was such a thing.  Early on in life, I was constantly drawn toward being involved in groups. My earliest recollection of being an official member goes back to cub scouts—although I did not stay in the program for very long…

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One journey to Baylor

My journey to Baylor began over 20 years ago when I was a junior in college.  As I was finishing up my biology degree and preparing to go to medical school, I realized the depth of my loneliness and lack of purpose.  I took a step forward by joining the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and…

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Pursuing Challenge and Professional Growth

I imagine my love of student affairs began in a similar place as many of you, at my alma mater – mine being the University of Notre Dame.  After enjoying numerous aspects of my on campus experience, including living on campus in the same hall for four years, and helping with my residence hall freshman…

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The Call to Wisdom

There are few moments in my life that I remember with distinct detail. We all have these moments, these photo images etched in our minds, that transport us to key points in our past. Although some are certainly random, I believe God’s hand was in the preservation of one memory in particular: the moment I…

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Welcome to the HESA Blog

Welcome to the official blog for Baylor University’s Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program! The fact that you are reading this indicates that you are interested in learning more about Baylor’s program. This blog is designed to help with that process. Over the course of the next year this blog will serve as a…

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