Organization and Administration

Organization and Administration in Higher Education

Situating strategic planning and budgeting within the organization and administration of higher education institutions, the third edition of Organization and Administration in Higher Education provides effective and proven strategies for today’s change-oriented leaders.


Bringing together distinguished administrators from two-year, four-year, public, and private colleges and universities, this volume provides both practical and effective guidance on the intricacies of the institutional structure, its functional activities, and contingency planning.


Organization and Administration in Higher Education orients future administrators to the major areas of an academic institution and will assist higher education administrators in leading their institutions to excellence.

Author compilation

The Contributors

Kristina “KP” Powers, PhD

Editor and Author

Institute for Effectiveness in Higher Education


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Patrick J. Schloss, PhD

Editor and Author

Valdosta State University

Former President

Belle Wheelan, PhD

Foreword Author

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)


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Chris Ferland Headshot

Chris Ferland, PHD

Chapter Author

Georgia College & State University

Associate VP for Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Kent J. Smith, PHD

Chapter Author

Langston University


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Lydia Snover Headshot

Lydia Snover, MBA

Chapter Author

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Director of Institutional Research

Mouwafac Sidaoui, PHD

Chapter Author

Menlo College

Dean, School of Business

Mouwafac Sidaoui Headshot
Thomas Stewart headshot

Thomas Stewart, PHD

Chapter Author

National University System

Vice Chancellor for (Social) Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Elyce C. Morris, JD, LLM

Chapter Author

Northern Arizona University

Title IX Coordinator

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Julie Carpenter-Hubin Headshot

Julia Carpenter-Hubin, MA

Chapter Author

The Ohio State University

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning (Retired)

Angela Henderson, PhD

Chapter Author


Chief Data Architect

Angela Henderson Headshot
Valerie Conley Headshot

Valerie Martin Conley, PhD

Chapter Author

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Dean, College of Education

Charlie Mathies, PhD

Chapter Author

University of Jyväskylä

Academy of Finland Research Fellow in the Finnish Institute for Educational Research

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Kerry Brian Melear Headshot

Kerry Brian Melear, PhD

Chapter Author

University of Mississippi

Professor of Higher Education

John Crawford

Chapter Author

Valdosta State University

Vice President for University Advancement

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Cyndy Caravelis Headshot

Cyndy Caravelis, PhD

Chapter Author

Western Carolina University


Joseph Harris, PhD

Chapter Author

Western Carolina University

Assistant Professor

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Thomas Johnson Headshot

Thomas Johnson, PhD

Chapter Author

Western Carolina University

Associate Professor