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April 20, 2012
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Baker University to offer concentration for higher education administrators

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University has announced plans to expand its Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program with a concentration focusing on preparing higher education administrators.Baker-arch1

Since 2005, Baker has offered a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) designed for K-12 administrators at its Overland Park location. Organized to be completed in two years, the new concentration will be taught by leaders in higher education. All doctoral students in the Baker program will also be personally mentored by experienced former administrators. The Ed.D. programs for K-12 administrators and higher education administrators will be available at Baker’s Overland Park campus, 7301 College Blvd., and Wichita campus, 3450 N. Rock Road.

The Ed.D. program is built on effective leadership practices; critical thinking and problem solving; communication and collaboration; beliefs, values and ethical issues; and enrichment through diversity.

“Baker University has emerged as a frontrunner statewide and in the area in developing educators for leadership opportunities,” Baker President Pat Long said. “The new concentration will enhance the reputation we have earned for responding to the educational needs for the future and developing effective administrators for high-ranking positions.”

Approved by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Baker’s Ed.D. program objectives are closely aligned with the Kansas State Department of Education and the Interstate Leadership Licensure Consortium standards for district leadership.

For more information on Baker’s doctoral program, go to or call (913) 491-4432.


Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.