Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership Concentration Current Student Resources

This page provides resources and information for currently enrolled WMU HESA students. Please contact the HESA faculty coordinator, Dr. Ramona Lewis, if you see information that needs to be updated.

HESA handbook & Academic requirements

Fall 2016 Dinner

Field experience and capstone experience


Would you like to mentor and supervise a graduate student in gaining hands on experience and learning more about the profession? If so then we welcome you to contact any of the HESA faculty or Dr. Ramona Lewis, the faculty coordinator. The first document below provides a brief overview and the site supervisor manual provides a more detailed description.

WMU General information & additional support services



Visit the Graduate Appointee section of the Graduate College website information: https://wmich.edu/grad/current-students/appointments.

Questions about Graduate Appointments (GA’s) pay and processing are directed to the Graduate College at grad_awards@wmich.edu.

Students who hold GA’s and have not seen their tuition pay out, please consider the following. If the answer to any of the following questions is yes, then tuition will pay out during the two weeks after census. Census for each semester is after the drop/add deadline.

Are you enrolled for less than six credits? Did you submit a permission to under enroll form? Under-enrollment form – students who hold a GA and are registered for less than 6 credits on a graduate appointment need to complete the under enrollment form and submit for faculty advisor approval.

Additional Student affairs & higher education resources

Alumni information and HESA giving

The HESA alumni are around the world. We love to hear from you. Alumni information, contact forms, opportunities to get involved and the HESA alumni newsletters are below.

Spring 2019 HESA newsletter

Spring 2018 HESA newsletter

Fall 2016 HESA newsletter

HESA students do amazing things! If you would like to support HESA student scholarships, programs and community development, we would love to hear from you. There are three funds that directly support HESA Students. Visit: https://secure.wmualumni.org/s/give

  • Select amount and frequency
  • Click “search all available funds”
  • In the “search for an area to support” box, enter name of fund or the specific code, for example: HESA or Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership Development Funds

Funds related to HESA

  • SGRI (Paul and Phyllis Griffeth Student Affairs Scholarship) – Supports scholarships for current student recipient demonstrating outstanding promise as a student affairs professional. View past recipients
  • HESA (Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership Development Fund) - Supports HESA student programming including student events and leadership activities.
  • EGEH (Global Engagement in Higher Education Endowment) – Supports scholarships for activities that will enhance global awareness and participation