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Higher Education Administration

“Leading to make a difference”

The Higher Education Administration program has been established for students aspiring to become community college and university administrators, deans, presidents and professors.

America’s community colleges and universities will soon face a critical leadership gap. As the baby boom generation approaches retirement age, many provosts, deans and college presidents are getting ready to add “emeritus” to their titles. As a result, openings in top leadership positions are expected to exceed the number of appropriately-trained individuals for many years to come.

The University of Florida’s College of Education is helping fill the gap. It’s nationally recognized Higher Education Administration Program prepares future leaders for their roles in administrative positions in higher education. Our faculty and alumni shaped the community and state college system as we know it, and our graduates have gone on to crucial administrative positions at two- and four- year institutions. Join us in shaping the future of higher education.

Some Highlights:

  • Celebrating a Rich Tradition:  The Higher Education Administration Program has a long rich tradition of preparing graduates for significant leadership positions in community colleges and universities nationwide.  Review some of our history and the accomplishments of our alumni celebrated at the UF Higher Ed Admin Alumni Reunion.
  • Outstanding Graduates:  Eleven 2012 UF IHE Outstanding Graduates were competitively selected and honored at the reunion.
  •  Innovative Online Program:  We offer an Ed.D. program focused on preparing education leaders in our Leadership in Education Administration Doctorate (LEAD) program.
  • Institute of Higher Education:  Annually sponsors the Community College Futures Assembly, an independent policy summit, which will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in January, 2014.