“The addition of doctoral programs will allow us to accomplish our Ten Pillars vision to become a fully national, comprehensive university.” With each new step forward, the Ten Pillars vision is becoming a reality for the University.” -HBU President Robert B. Sloan, Jr.
During its annual meeting in Houston, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) announced that HBU has been approved to launch a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Executive Educational Leadership program. This application to Move to the Next Level was approved by the SACSCOC board of trustees and will allow the University to become a fully national, comprehensive university. The opportunity to become a fully national, comprehensive university and offer doctoral programs is a major step for HBU. With a start date in the fall of 2016, the EdD in Executive Educational Leadership will prepare doctoral candidates to perform in a variety of executive leadership positions. Graduates of the program will receive preparation to serve in positions, such as human resource directors of private companies and non-profit organizations; superintendents and principals of public, private, and charter schools; university and community college faculty; and community college administrators. An overlap of courses leading to superintendent certification in the executive educational leadership core exists. In the current degree plan, candidates will be able to complete the program (course work and dissertation) in three years. To further support HBU’s new program initiatives, The Guild, a dedicated group of Christian women who raise money for special projects and graduate scholarships in theology and education, created scholarships for qualified individuals in the EdD program. More information on the EdD in Executive Educational Leadership can be found on the HBU website, www.hbu. edu/EdD, or contact Dr. Dianne Reed, director of the EdD Program in Executive Educational Leadership, at EdD@hbu.edu.