Summer Institute

2018 Summer Institute Featured Speakers

Dr. Regina Young Hyatt

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Dr. Regina Young Hyatt is a 1997 WIU CSP graduate.  She is currently the current Vice President for Student Affairs at Mississippi State University. Prior to her role at Mississippi State, Dr. Hyatt served as the Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. During her career in student affairs has served at the University of South Florida, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, the University of North Carolina in Charlotte and Palmer College. Her doctoral work was completed at the University of South Florida in Higher Education Administration. Dr. Hyatt’s research interests relate to women in higher education, the impact of student involvement on academic achievement, technology in higher education, and student retention/persistence.

Dr. Hyatt’s professional involvement has included serving as chairperson of the Board of Directors for the  National Association for Campus Activities and she also has held leadership positions with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and Leadershape, Inc . She was recently elected to serve as a member of the executive committee for the Council on Student Affairs, an Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities operational council. She regularly presents at national and regional conferences and often writes for blogs and relevant student affairs publications.

Dr. Tim McMahon

Photo of Tim McMahon Tim was a faculty member of the WIU CSP program from  1993-1998 and worked in student services from 1998.  Tim recently retired from the University of Oregon, where he was a Faculty and Curricular Development Specialist for the Center on Diversity and Community, and a part-time consultant to the Holden Leadership Center.  Besides WIU and the University of Oregon, Tim has also worked at the University of Iowa, Washington State University, Lakeland College, and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. In retirement, Tim is enjoying traveling, photographing migratory waterfowl, and going to Chicago Cubs World Series games.