Program in Higher Education Leadership (PHEL)
Victor Saenz, 512-475-8585
The Program in Higher Education Leadership is devoted to the scholarly study of higher education, its students and institutions, and their places in society. It also prepares students to assume leadership and administrative roles in these institutions. Our faculty and students are in the vanguard of understanding and shaping the dynamic environment of higher education now and in the future. Less and less a world of ivory towers, higher education is being reconceived and reorganized through increased access for more diverse student communities, intensified accountability and governmental oversight, the need for lifelong avenues of learning and re-training, and the opportunities and challenges presented by digital innovations both in and out of the classroom.
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.