Program in Higher Education Leadership (PHEL)
Victor Saenz, 512-475-8585
Linda Overton, 512-471-7551
- STATEMENT regarding projects headed by Dr. Byron McClenney and Dr. Kay McClenney
- New Director Named for National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development
- College of Education Awarded Grants to Boost College Engagement and Graduation Rates of Latinos
- Dr. Terrance L. Green joins the Department of Educational Administration
- Saenz to Lead New Education Consortium
- Study Shows Triple Segregation Persists in Texas Schools
Faculty and students in this program have opportunities to conduct research and gain valuable hands-on experience through an impressive range of organizations located within the department and across the University. Through work with the Center for Community College Student Engagement, Student Success Initiative, and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, students have a front row seat on a range of innovative programs to support students and faculty in higher education institutions. Students in our masters programs complete internships in units across the UT campus, as well as at other institutions, and all our students have direct access to one of the strongest national networks of higher education leaders in the country.
Students completing our doctoral programs (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) are prepared towards careers in academia, leadership, and administration. For example, our program emphasizes preparation for a research career in which the graduate will add to the core of knowledge that is the basis for informed practice. Several graduates in recent years have attained tenure-track faculty positions and post-docs at research institutions across the country.
The program emphasizes preparation for leadership careers in a variety of college and university settings and is oriented toward the application of theory and knowledge development through research. For example, recent graduates with these career goals have secured positions as assistant deans of student services, residence life, and diversity and community engagement.
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.