Educational Leadership and Higher Education


News and Events

Join professional development opportunities such as workshops and conferences in your field of study.

Connect with others in the field to share ideas, stories and knowledge. Keep pace with the latest trends and needs of students and employees. 

Meetings to Learn About Higher Education Administration

Learn about the Higher Education Administration program during our open house meetings. Visit our booths at professional development events.

  • Online Open House, 7 a.m. CST Sept. 24 
  • Wisconsin College Personnel Association Annual Conference, Oct. 4-5 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
  • Online Open House, 2 p.m. CST Oct. 15
  • Minnesota College Professionals Association Annual Conference, Nov. 1-2 in Mankato, Minnesota
  • NASPA Region IV-E Annual Conference for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Nov. 11-13 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Online Open House, 7 p.m. CST Nov. 27  

Meetings to Learn About PK-12 Educational Administration and Leadership

Learn about the Higher Education Administration program during our open house meetings. Visit our booths at professional development events.ents.

  • Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) Conference, Oct. 4-5 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

2019 Leadership Institute

April 12, 2019
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cascade Room in Atwood Memorial Center
St. Cloud State



This conference will provide compelling and informative sessions to provide you with knowledge about research and practice in higher education leadership for administrators, faculty, graduate students, and stakeholders

Event Schedule

  • More than 20 presentations by administrators, faculty and graduate students from across the region
  • Learn about the latest research and practices in the field of higher education leadership
  • Networking opportunities
  • Breakfast and buffet lunch

Innovation Leadership Award Recipients

This award recognizes professionals in higher education who drive leadership and innovation. Finalists for this year's award are listed below.  The award recipient will be announced at the event.

  • Nicholas Linde, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Derrick Lindstrom, Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • Judith Siminoe, St. Cloud State

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals (administrators, faculty, staff) who work at a college or university.
  • Students pursuing a degree in higher education, college counseling, student life and development, or similar degree.


Leadership Institute proceeds go to students in the master's and doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration.

This year, we are providing scholarships to students participating in the May 2018 education-abroad trip to Italy. Recipients will be announced at the Leadership Institute. The Italy trip is open to anyone interested in higher education administration.

More Information

Higher Education Administration

2019 Graduate Student Writer's Retreat

Graduate Student Writer's Retreat

Spring 2019 - date TBD
Monday to Thursday - 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Miller Center, Room 135G
St. Cloud State

Are you struggling to find time to write your thesis or dissertation?

Attend the Graduate Student Writer's Retreat to get:

  • Dedicated writing time - no more excuses or distractions
  • Resources to overcome writing challenges and obstacles
  • Access to writing, library, and statistics experts
  • Ideas to utilize after writer's retreat is complete


  • $125 (includes food and snacks)
  • $25 refund for full retreat participation

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