Current Position and Department: Director, TRiO Student Support Services
Institution: Nevada State College
How did the SAHE master's degree program contribute to your success in higher education?
The SAHE Masters degree has allowed me to be qualified for Director level positions. With the student affairs knowledge gained from the program, I have a diverse understanding of the role professionals have to serve students in a holistic way.
Why was the UCCS SAHE program the best choice for your master's degree?
Dr. Mary Yates gave a presentation at CSU-Pueblo about the SAHE program in the spring of 2009. She sold me on the fact that if you decide to matriculate within higher education and make it a career, it would be wise to build on baseline knowledge and understand the relationship a student has between the college and themselves. UCCS was close for me to travel for classes on Saturdays. I made new friends and colleagues within my cohort and still keep in contact with many of them today.