As Northern Michigan University
builds its postgraduate programs, the school announced it's hired a new director for the master's degree program for higher education in student affairs.
G. Blue Brazelton will lead the program, having recently joined the faculty of NMU's School of Education, Leadership and Public Services.
He comes to NMU with an extensive background in student affairs at several institutions, and is an active advocate for under-represented groups in higher education, including first-generation college students. Brazelton is a founding member of the National Study of LGBTQ Student Success, where he also has led research.
Brazelton has a bachelor's degree in multicultural American literature and the philosophy of science from Texas Tech University and a master's degree in education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is pursuing a doctoral degree in Michigan State University's higher, adult and lifelong education program.
"Blue is the leader we've been searching for," says Joe Lubig, director of the education college at Northern. "His enthusiasm for higher education and student affairs and his scholarship in the discipline will develop leaders who have a deep understanding of the practical application of theory in the field."
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Northern Michigan University