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Kamm Lecture in Higher Education Set for Feb. 17

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Oklahoma State University College of Education will host the 2015 Robert B. Kamm Lecture in Higher Education on Tuesday, February 17.  Dr. Mary Howard-Hamilton of the Bayh College of Education at Indiana State University will offer insight gleaned from her distinguished career as a student affairs administrator and higher education faculty member, including sharing leadership lessons and essential characteristics of a student affairs/higher education professional.

The 23rd edition of the lecture begins at 10:00 a.m. in Willard Hall room 010 and is open to the public. It also will be streamed live on Howard-Hamilton’s address is entitled “Leadership Lessons Learned in Five Faces/Phases.”

Currently the Raleigh Holmstedt Distinguished Professor in ISU’s Department of Educational Leadership, Higher Education Program, Howard-Hamilton has served in higher education student affairs as an administrator or full-time faculty member for 37 years and at eight institutions. As a researcher, Dr. Howard-Hamilton has published over 90 articles and book chapters. The most recent co-authored books are, “Diverse Millennial Students in College”, “Multiculturalism on Campus: Theories, Models, and Practices for Understanding Diversity and Creating Inclusion”, “Unleashing Suppressed Voices on College Campuses: Diversity Issues in Higher Education” and “Standing on the Outside Looking In: Underrepresented Students’ Experiences in Advanced Degree Programs”. Howard-Hamilton has been a presenter at the Oxford Roundtable in Oxford, England, and served as a consultant and instructor for the Student Housing Training Institute in Cape Town, Pretoria, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Howard Hamilton, who earned a Doctorate of Education from North Carolina State University, serves on a number of national boards including the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the Association for College and University Housing Officers, an the American College Student Personnel Association.

The Kamm Lecture is named for Robert B. Kamm, Oklahoma State University President from 1966-1977, who served the university for more than 45 years. Annually, this event serves as a policy-impacting lecture that brings higher education leaders, private and public sector leaders together to examine important issues in higher education. For more information about the Kamm Lecture, please visit

The 2015 Kamm Lecture is part of OSU’s Research Week, which is Feb. 16-20. The week features a variety of other speakers, symposiums, performances and presentations aimed at highlighting the impact of research and creative activity at Oklahoma State University.  A complete list of events is available at