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UB Student Affairs Chief Leads Top Job Placement Group for Student Affairs Professionals

February 5, 2014
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

Shelia Higgs Burkhalter, associate vice president for Student Affairs at the University of Baltimore, has been named 2014 chair of The Placement Exchange (TPE), the largest international student affairs and higher-education placement exchange for student affairs professionals, with an average of nearly 1,000 candidates attending each year.

The Placement Exchange will host its premiere event in Baltimore on March 12-16 at the Baltimore Convention Center. As the organization's chair, Higgs Burkhalter is responsible for the appointment of TPE committee members and the development, coordination and assessment of the event.

"This comprehensive placement event is the #1 cost-effective opportunity to screen and interview in person the top student affairs candidates in the world," she said, noting that The Placement Exchange 2014 is on track to be the biggest TPE yet. "We are trending above previous registration totals in every category. This means more candidates, more jobs, and more spots to interview than ever before."

At UB, Higgs Burkhalter serves as the University’'s chief Student Affairs officer, where she focuses on student development, student retention and support, and leads efforts to provide co-curricular experiences which complement students’ academic, professional and personal development.

Higgs Burkhalter holds an M.B.A. from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, an M.S. in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University, and a bachelor of science degree in mass communication and political science from Southeast Missouri State University.
 
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The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.