HESA Highlights - May 2018
Dr. Lori Patton Davis receives ACPA Award
Dr. Lori Patton Davis, Associate Professor in the Higher Education program, received the ACPA Coalition for Women's Identities Research & Scholarship Award, along with her mentees Chayla Haynes Davison and Natasha Croom. This award recognizes individuals for their contributions to the spectrum of woman or female identified people in higher education and student affairs. Recipients are selected for the Research & Scholarship Award based on a review of research and scholarly activity, including publications, research, and curriculum or program development. The award highlights work on topics relevant to women and gender identity in Student Affairs.
Kalyn Miller receives Marian University’s Franciscan Value Award
Kalyn Miller (M.S. Ed ’17) recently received the Marian University Franciscan Value Award. This prestigious award recognizes a staff member who works tirelessly to ensure each student is taken care of, has what she/he needs and knows about available options. The selection committee stated the following about Miller’s contributions: “She understands that her students have distinctive experiences based on their demographics and treats each visitor with kindness and respect. She also works tirelessly to build her students’ confidence by creating action plans to help them achieve their goals. She is passionate and searches out opportunities to assist those less fortunate and those who are marginalized.” Miller is currently the Director of 21st Century Scholars at Marian University in Indianapolis, IN.
Lily Oyarzun promoted to FYE Associate Director
Lily Oyarzun (M.S. Ed ‘17) has been promoted to Associate Director of the Office of First Year Experience Programs. In her previous role as an Assistant Director, Lily has served as the supervisor of the Orientation Team (OTeam), created educational programming for New Student Orientation, and coordinated Welcome Week programming. She helped to further all of these areas, including peer leadership and mentoring among the OTeam, the creation of a Welcome Week teams focused on serving our international students and transfer students. Among her new roles as Associate Director, Lily will focus on educational programming for New Student Orientation, with a dedicated lens on transfer students as well as parent and guest programming. She will continue to work specifically with Welcome Week programming and will expand to provide direction to international student arrival programming, working alongside valuable campus partners to help welcome and transition new students to campus.
Brooke Moreland is selected as INAIR President
Brooke Moreland (M.S. Ed ‘13) was nominated and now serves as the 2018-2019 president of the Indiana Association for Institutional Research (INAIR). INAIR is composed of faculty and staff at Indiana’s public and private, two and four-year colleges, and others who are interested in the study of post-secondary education. It is a regional affiliate of the international Association for Institutional Research. INAIR gathers & analyzes data about student enrollment, performance, and success as well as data about faculty and staff, financial analysis, comparisons with other institutions, and demographic analysis. INAIR aims to help institutional researchers function more effectively, provide networking opportunities for members, increase the awareness of institutional research, and increase membership of institutions in Indiana who will benefit from and contribute to professional development in institutional research.
IU School of Education Dean Search
The IU School of Education is concluding their Dean search this semester. We had three highly qualified candidates visit our campus including Dr. Beth Doll from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Cynthia Dillard from the University of Georgia, and Dr. Lemuel Watson from the University of South Carolina, Columbia and who is also a HESA alumnus (PhD ‘94). The new dean will oversee the school’s award-winning undergraduate teacher education and graduate programs, continue to strengthen its Global Gateway for Teachers program, and actively engage in collaborations with local and regional community partners. We look forward to working with our new Dean in the fall!
HESA Highlights Welcomes Personal Updates!
On March 30, Kirsten (M.Ed. '10) and Michael Carrier welcomed their first child, Marcus Cotton Carrier! Congratulations!

We’d love to hear about your personal updates and share them in our HESA Highlights! Please e-mail updates to Amy Nunez at ajnunez@iu.edu.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
LePeau, L. A., Hurtado, S. S., & Davis, R. J. (2018). What Institutional Websites Reveal About Diversity-Related Partnerships Between Academic and Student Affairs. Innovative Higher Education, 43(2), 125-142.
Job Postings
Job postings are now made available here on our website.
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