Higher education and student affairs (HESA) looks forward to applications for the next academic year 2015-2016. The priority deadline and to be considered for HESA Interview Days, applications for fall 2016 are due by December 15, 2015. After that applications are only reviewed on a space available basis. For information on admissions visit the admissions requirement section of this website.
HESA Interview Days will be held Thursday, February 25 through Friday, February 26 2016. This 2-day program provides the opportunity for admitted HESA students to learn more about WMU, the HESA program and meet current students. In addition, students have the opportunity to apply for graduate assistant (GA) positions. Only students who apply by the December 15, 2015 deadline are eligible.
The higher education and student affairs (HESA) concentration in the Master of Arts in educational leadership program in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University focuses on developing reflective practitioners for entry and mid-level positions in higher education. The program emphasizes a scholar-practitioner model to combine a broad-based student development and leadership theory core with required individualized field experiences. Learn more about the higher education and student affairs concentration.
To ensure priority and full review of your higher education and student affairs (HESA) application (certificate and cohort) and to be eligible for higher education and student affairs leadership interview days please complete all parts of your application and make sure they reach us, including references, no later than Dec. 15 of each year. Final admissions decisions are made in mid-January.
Program information for current students
To learn more about the profession of student affairs in higher education visit the frequently asked questions portion of this site.
- Dr. Ramona Lewis, higher education and student affairs (HESA) faculty coordinator
- Dr. Donna Talbot, professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
- Dr.Eric Archer, assistant professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology
- Dr.Wanda Hadley, assistant professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology'
- Dr.Diane Anderson, vice president, Division of Student Affairs
- Dr.Kahler Schuemann, special assistant to the president, Office of the President
- Ms.Anne Lundquist, director of student affairs strategic planning and assessment, Division of Student Affairs
- Mr.Brian Dietz, assistant dean of students, director of student involvement and the Hicks center, Kalamazoo College