Our primary purpose is to help colleges and universities improve the quality and quantity of student learning. We serve that purpose through the projects we do for clients, the work we do in collaboration with national and international organizations, and our own scholarship and writing. Every project we undertake – from academic and strategic planning to strengthening student services – is intended to support higher learning in higher education.

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NASPA17 Day 3- Monday 3/13/2017

#NASPA17 – Monday, 3/13/2017 K&A participated or lead three educational sessions during the first full day of the NASPA17 conference. The three sessions were; How Student Affairs Strengthens Institutional Strategic Read More

NASPA17 Days 1+2

#NASPA17 Day One (March 11/12, 2017) Snowstorm, Workshop, Many Miles, Luncheon, Anderson Cooper. 48+ hours of amazing learning, team building, and sharing with the #NASPA17 community. So happy to be Read More

Models for the Integration of Health and Counseling Services

225 D – Convention Center 9:00am–12:00pm Integration of health and counseling services requires the blending and synergy of both administrative and cultural aspects of centers; disciplines, traditions and norms, service Read More

How Student Affairs Strengthens Institutional Strategic Plans

Successful strategic plans recognize the essential partnership of Student and Academic Affairs in a whole campus approach to supporting student engagement, learning, and success. Strategic planning is a powerful opportunity Read More

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The University of Redlands

The University of Redlands, a liberal arts master’s university in Southern California, seeks a visionary and forward thinking leader for the role of University Dean of Student Success, the University’s senior student affairs officer. Recognized as one of the nation’s finest independent liberal arts and sciences universities, the University of Redlands is a private institution located in the inland region outside of Los Angeles.

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The University of Chicago

Reporting to the Dean of the College and the Dean of Students in the University in Campus and Student Life, the successful candidate will supervise and lead all residential life programs and services, facilitating the integrative personal and intellectual development of students outside the classroom. This is a tremendous opportunity for a visionary higher education leader

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Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Campus Health and Wellbeing in the Division of Student Affairs. The AVP/CHW will guide, shape, and implement a vision for a campus-wide focus on wellbeing. This new role calls for an experienced professional

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Augusta University

Augusta University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Student Health Services. In recruiting for the Director, the University seeks an experienced and strategic health care administer who will inspire staff and students with a strong vision, create opportunities for collaboration and innovation

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Richard Keeling

Eric Engstrom

Kyle Hutchison

Jan Walbert

Gage Paine

Jeff Ewing

Gordon Winsor

Jennifer Dickson

Eric Narburgh

Angela Harris

Andrew Morse

Lisa DeStephanis

Daniel Miller

Hazel Scott

Anna DiStefano

Margaret Spear

Janet Smith Dickerson

Bruce Douglas

Joe Centrella

Brendon Stevens

Alex Emmanuele

Cooper D. Airedale


K&A in Organization and Administration in Higher Education

Dr. Andrew Morse, Consultant and Project Director at K&A, and Amelia Parnell, Vice President for Research and Policy at NASPA, co-authored a book chapter recently published in Organization and Administration in Higher Education.

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K&A at #NASPA17

In just a few short days, ten members of the K&A team will descend on San Antonio to lead 6 educational sessions at the annual conference for Student Affairs Professionals. For a list of where they’ll be, what they’ll talk about, and who else is coming, check out this program we made.

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#KAedchat – Supporting Our Nation’s Diverse Military-Connected Students

Though scholarly inquiry has built a rich understanding of the intersections between lingering demographic and socioeconomic inequities and post secondary access, persistence, and attainment, the conversation has yet to encompass those with current or prior military service.

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Dr. Keeling in ACPA Webcast on Completion Agenda

The Completion Agenda is the focus of many conversations surrounding current and future practice in higher education. This remains the case for community colleges who are being asked to produce graduates at higher rates and meet anticipated industry growth over the coming decades.

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Where in the World is Keeling & Associates

In 2017, K&A was pleased to announce that during a very busy 2016, not a single employee was involved in an air rage incident or embarrassing viral travel video. However, our team members experienced adventures, adversity, mechanical problems, over-fueling, weather delays, and lots of other challenges in the course of our travels to assist clients.

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#KAedchat – Interview Strategies for the Humble

As we look past the current weather into the warm embrace of spring, we also find ourselves amidst another packed “Search season.” This means interviews, campus visits, and endless opportunities — or requirements — to talk about yourselves and your work. We often find that most candidates view accomplishments as a team effort

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Strategic Thinking in 2017 and Beyond

What’s your reaction when someone tells you it’s time to work on a strategic plan? For some, the mere mention of strategic planning will elicit a groan or a roll of the eyes and spur images of out of touch ‘objectives’ that don’t relate to the institutional needs at all. The truth is that the old-school way of strategic planning

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Remaining Active Professionally During Retirement

Long before retiring (rearranging my priorities is probably more accurate) from a forty-two year career in higher education – most of which was spent in student affairs and serving as a vice president during more than half of that time

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