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Jerald Henderson

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Jerald Henderson currently serves as Board President of AHEE (Association for Higher Education Effectiveness). He has worked in Higher Education for over 30 years and has held faculty and staff positions in the Counseling Center as well as an administrative position in Academic Affairs at the university level. His expertise is in student persistence and completion, assessment, evaluation research, curriculum / program design, and counseling. He has worked on large-scale projects such as institutional self-studies for re-accreditation, preparation for re-affirmation visits, institutional task forces to improve student retention at postsecondary institutions as well as communication task forces to improve campus climate and culture. He has recently served as a Peer Mentor for the Higher Learning Commission’s Persistence and Completion Academy. He has published a book entitled: First Generation Students Can Succeed: A Guide to Choosing and Navigating College. His focus has been providing consultation to postsecondary institutions to bridge the access gaps and increase student persistence and completion rates for first generation and/or minority students who want to attend colleges and universities. Jerald Henderson earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Roosevelt University; his Master’s Degree in Social Agency Counseling from Henderson State University; and his Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Curriculum, Instruction, and Evaluation.