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WKU-Owensboro adds graduate degree in Student Affairs; Q-and-A July 14

The WKU Owensboro Regional Campus has added a Master of Arts degree in Student Affairs to its growing list of programs offered locally.

A question-and-answer session about the Student Affairs master’s degree program is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 14 in the Advanced Technological Center at the campus of the OCTC on New Hartford Road. Interested students are asked to register for the sessions by Friday, July 10.

Beginning fall 2009, a limited number of courses will be offered at the WKU-Owensboro campus each semester, making the degree attainable even for those students who also work full-time or part-time.

The 48-hour degree program covers three broad content areas — Theoretical Foundations, Professional Practice, and Administrative Effectiveness. Individual students have the opportunity to focus on specific content areas that may be of particular interest to them. Courses being offered this fall are Introduction to Student Affairs and The College Student Experience.

Student Affairs can be a meaningful career in which those involved can make a positive difference in the lives of other people. Students in this program will be challenged to develop skills in a variety of areas such as leadership, student advising, administration, and supervision.

“This student affairs preparation program trains professionals to help college students grow, to identify their personal strengths and talents, and their leadership skills,” according to Dr. Gene Tice, director of the WKU-Owensboro Regional Campus. “This out of the classroom support has been shown to increase the success rate of students in the community college and four-year institutional setting.”

For information about the Master of Arts in Student Affairs or any of the programs available at WKU-O, contact Lewatis McNeal, graduate advisor, at 270-684-9797 or visit the WKU-O website. WKU-Owensboro is a unit of the Division of Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO).

Contact: Stacey Biggs at (270) 745-1926.

WKU – Owensboro is a unit of the Division of Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO)

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