Welcome to the Higher Education Programs website. Higher Education Programs
at the University of South Carolina are part of the Department of Educational Leadership
and Policies in the College of Education. The area offers two degree programs,
a masters degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) and a doctorate in
Educational Administration with an emphasis in Higher Education. Our programs are
designed to prepare leaders to serve colleges and universities at various levels. We also assist individuals as well as public and private
agencies and institutions in improving professional practice and performance within
higher education. The faculty extends the limits of
knowledge in the field of higher education and refines existing
theory, practice, and policy.
Dr. John Wesley Lowery (SPA 1990) was promoted to the rank of full professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lowery is chair and graduate coordinator of the Student Affairs in Higher Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 2008. He previously taught at the University of South Carolina in the HESA Program (2000-2006).