Higher Education & Leadership MA

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Here's what HEAL students are saying:

I participated in Executive Leadership Institute option of the Higher Education Administrative Leadership program in 2011; I was a member of the first program cohort, Cohort A. I chose to apply for the program because my MA degree in Educational Leadership was focused on K-12 education, and I wanted to be able to merge that background with the work I do now at Adams State University. It was a great decision on my part!

When I started the program, I was serving as a course reviewer for Extended Studies at Adams State. Since then I have been made supervisor of two positions, one classified and one exempt. In addition I have been given the charge of restructuring and directing the Quality Assurance unit, and I have acquired the new title of Director of Academic Quality Assurance for Extended Studies.

One of the strengths of the HEAL program is its flexibility; each student has the opportunity to create an individualized learning plan that directly supports the work they do in higher education. This in itself makes the program meaningful for anyone who enrolls. I believe my participation in HEAL has allowed me to be more assertive and feel confident in taking on new leadership roles in my department.

Beth Apodaca Ruybal