Fall 2013 Raines Colloquium: Dr. Kathleen Manning

October 15, 2013

Fall 2013 Raines Colloquium

Evolution and Innovation:  Reflections on History, Founding Values, and Student Affairs Models for Practice

Speaker:  Dr. Kathleen Manning, Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Vermont

Thursday, October 24, 2013
252 Erickson Hall

Since its founding in 1937, the student affairs field has developed into a dynamic educational influence on higher education campuses.  With significant effect on student learning and development, it’s essential that the goals, organizational structure, and approach to practice of divisions of student affairs match the institution’s mission.

In this presentation, Dr. Manning discusses the models of student affairs practice developed with colleagues Jillian Kinzie and John Schuh.  Included in the presentation will be a reflection on the history of the student affairs field and thoughts for ways that the field evolves to stay current with students’ needs.

Dr. Kathleen Manning

Dr. Kathleen Manning is a professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program, a position she has held since 1989.  Prior to that role, she worked in residence life, student union management, campus activities, orientation, and judicial affairs.  She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Teaching Excellence, the NASPA Pillar of the Profession, and NASPA Outstanding Contribution to Literature/Research Award.

Dr. Manning is widely published. Publications include her latest book, Higher Education Organizational Theory and the second edition of One Size Does Not Fit All: Traditional and Innovative Models of Student Affairs Practice (with Jillian Kinzie and John Schuh), which is available in early 2014.  Additional books include Where I’m From (with Susan Borrego), Research in the College Context: Approaches and Methods (2003, co-edited with Frances Stage); Rituals, Ceremonies, and Cultural Meaning in Higher Education (2000); Enhancing the Multicultural Campus Environment: A Cultural Brokering Approach (1992, with Frances Stage); and Giving Voice to Critical Campus Issues (1999).

Dr. Manning was the Executive Editor of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice from 2009-2012.  Her professional interests include social justice, international higher education, leadership, and organizational theory.  She has sailed on three voyages with Semester at Sea including the coordination of the Student Affairs At Sea Program in the summers of 2010 and 2011.  Dr. Manning was awarded three Fulbright Awards to teach and consult in China and Hong Kong.

Dr. Manning has a Ph.D. in higher education with a minor in anthropology from Indiana University; an M.S. in counseling and student personnel services from the State University of New York at Albany; and a B.A. in biology from Marist College.


The Raines Colloquium honors the significant contributions of Emeritus Professor Max Raines to the department, the college, the university, and the field of student affairs in higher education. Dr. Raines, a faculty member in the Department of  Educational Administration from 1965 -1993, and his wife Tomie established the Colloquium in 1993 in memory of his parents, Loren and Opal Raines.