As one of the newest members of the Honors College, I
learn more about
KSU's Honors students.
setting high expectations and striving to optimize your
academic experience in college
. You value and personify the Foundations of Honors Learning: critical thinking, leadership, interdisciplinary learning, creativity and innovation, information fluency, professionalism, appreciation of diverse viewpoints, and effective communication.
You have chosen Honors for a variety of reasons:
small class sizes, H
onors housing, our Honors faculty, the Great Books program,
Honors Club, and
becoming a part of a community of hard-working and high-a
chieving students like yourself. O
you also benefit from priority
Honors designations on your college transcript
, and cool cords to wear
What is Honors Education? The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) defines honors education as "a distinctive learning experience" because of the "opportunities for measurably broader, deeper, and more complex learning-centered and learner -directed experiences . . . than are available elsewhere in the institution." In KSU's Honors College, we share NCHC's vision of an "honors community . . . composed of carefully selected teachers and students who form a cross- or multi-disciplinary cohort dedicated to achieving exceptional learning and personal standards."
I am excited to be joining Honors College as interim Director of University Honors, a role held by the highly respected Dr. Liza Davis before her retirement in December 2016. Although she
a petite woman, she
big shoes to fill. Since the program began 21 years ago, KSU's Honors students have
a reputation for distinguishing themselves at KSU and beyond.
excited to be a part of Honors College tradition and look for
ward to working with all of you.
Let's make 2017-2018 a wonderful year