Alumni Updates

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Dr. MarQuita D. Barker, HIED M.S.Ed. alum, was named Vice President for Student Development at Knox College. For more information, see https://www.knox.edu/news/vice-president-of-student-development-announcement-2021.

Dr. Kia Hardy, CCL Ph.D. ’19, is the lead author of the article, Preparing to Fill the Leadership Gap: The Challenges Facing Women Leaders in Mid-Level Positions at Urban Community Colleges, recently published in the Journal of Women in Educational Leadership: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/jwel/278/ Dr. Hardy is the Dean of Advising/Dean of the Virginia Beach Campus for Tidewater Community College. Co-authors with Dr. Hardy are Dr. Mitchell R. Williams, Dr. Kim Bullington, and Dr. Felecia Commodore, all of Old Dominion University.

HIED alum Kimberley Buster-Williams has a new job and a new book. On the job front, she has been named the new Vice President for Enrollment Management at Northeastern Illinois University: https://www.neiu.edu/news/northeastern-illinois-university-names-kimberley-buster-williams-its-new-vice-president-enrollment. On the book front, she has just published History of Higher Education from A-Z: A Primer for Enrollment Managers: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09FCHDVSP/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i0.

Dr. Pietro Sasso (HIED Ph.D. ’12) and Dr. Kim Bullington (HIED Ed.S. ’10; Ph.D. ’14) recently published separate chapters in the second From Letters to Leaders book series entitled From Letters to Leaders: Redefining New Member Education and Leveraging Belonging to Eliminate Hazing: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KZ3R24S. Dr. Sasso’s chapter is on the role of legacies in SFL organizations, and Dr. Bullington’s chapter is on finding ways to make Rituals more inclusive.

Congratulations all!