program will prepare
higher ed leaders
State University, Sacramento will launch a new master's degree in
higher education leadership next fall, becoming one of the few public
universities in the state to offer such a program.
The goal is to educate a new cadre of leaders for the state's community
colleges and universities who can fill vacancies being left by a
growing number of retirees.
"We're looking for people who really love the atmosphere at
colleges and universities, people who enjoy the intellectual and
organizational challenges," says Carlos Navarez, a CSUS professor
of educational leadership and policy studies who is coordinating
the new program.
The master's degree will initially have a student affairs concentration,
and in following years will expand to offer concentrations in community
college leadership and in policy studies in higher education. The
program will prepare leaders at all levels of campus administration.
Students in the program will take classes as a group for two years,
with classes scheduled in evenings and on Saturdays. Classes will
be on such topics as staff leadership, diversity, accountability,
ethics, facilities and grants.
Navarez says interest in the program was high even before it was
formally approved at the start of the fall semester. Now recruiting
has begun in earnest.
Applications are due Nov. 1. Early applications are encouraged due
to the competitive admissions requirements.
The degree is being offered through the CSUS department of educational
leadership and policy studies. For more information, contact the
department at (916) 278-5388. Additional media assistance is available
by contacting CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.