Jerald L. Henderson

Dr.Jerald Henderson has worked in Higher Education for over 30 years. He 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, institutional task forces to improve student retention at postsecondary institutions and communication task forces to improve campus climate.

Dr. Henderson currently serves as a Peer Mentor for the Higher Learning Commission’s Persistence and Completion Academy. He has recently published a book entitled: First Generation Students Can Succeed: A Guide to Choosing and Navigating College.  His focus is providing consultation to both secondary and postsecondary entities 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.

Dr. Henderson earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Roosevelt University; 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.


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