Mentoring relationships play an important role for current and prospective members in the field of higher education. For leadership positions at the university level, mentors provide emotional as well as professional support to graduate students who are looking to enter the field as a new professional or advance in their career. Literature indicates mentoring positively impacts higher education professionals in the areas of networking, professional development, career guidance and self-efficacy.
Each newly admitted student to the program will complete an interest survey. The Graduate Program Coordinator will match the student with one of the 100 mentors we have in our database. These mentors range in areas of expertise and years in the field. Examples include Assistant Vice Presidents of Student Affairs, Deans of Students, Directors of Educational Opportunity Programs and coordinators of Student Life. We will have a mentor for every student who enters our program.