HCU’s First Doctoral Class Graduates

The News Magazine of HCU

With the implementation of HBU’s first doctoral program, the Doctor of Education in Executive Educational Leadership in 2016, HBU became a national, comprehensive university. This month, HBU proudly celebrates the first-ever EdD class’s graduation. There were 14 students who earned the EdD in Executive Educational Leadership in May, and who received their diplomas.

“The entire HBU family celebrates this historic academic milestone,” Dr. Robert Sloan, HBU president, said. “HBU faculty, staff, trustees, and leaders have worked toward the goal of doctoral programs, and it is very gratifying to see the work of so many over so many years come to fruition with this first graduating class of doctoral students.”

Dr. Julie Fernandez, dean of the HBU College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, said, “The faculty and staff in the College were honored to teach and serve these outstanding leaders. They will be amazing influencers in the field of education, and will apply their professional knowledge and powerful faith in our community and beyond.”

In addition to the initial doctoral degree, HBU offers the Doctor of Education in Special Education Leadership and the Doctor of Education in Executive Leadership in Mental Health and Human Services.