Marlesa Ann Roney

School of Education and Human Sciences - Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Professor of the Practice
Primary office:
785.864.9727
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 410
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Summary

Marlesa A. Roney, Ph.D., serves as Professor of Practice in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department of the School of Education at the University of Kansas, a position she has held since January 2012. She currently teaches graduate courses in student affairs administration, higher education law, and supervises the doctoral field experiences and masters level for-credit internships.

Prior to her appointment as a faculty member, Roney completed 30 years of service in higher education administration, including Vice Provost for Student Success at the University of Kansas, Vice President for Student Affairs at The University of Akron, and Registrar at Purdue University. She earned her Ph.D. at Purdue University in Student Personnel Administration, and Master of Science in Counseling and Personnel Services and Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and in Elementary Education at Kansas State University.

Related information:

http://elps.ku.edu/academics/courses

Education

Teaching

Summary: Over 30 years of progressive administrative experience in large public universities and over 10 years of experience teaching graduate coursework in higher education administration. Proven senior leadership, management, problem-solving and communication skills. Strong commitment to creating a collaborative, diverse work environment with a focus on student success. Significant experience in student retention research, enrollment forecasting, enrollment management, strategic planning and program development. Solid technical skills. I value integrity, diversity, teamwork, collaboration, employee development, excellence and continuous improvement.

Courses:

ELPS 781: Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education

ELPS 981: Higher Education Law

Related information:

http://elps.soe.ku.edu/courses

Program Affiliation:

http://elps.ku.edu/higher-education/mse

Teaching Interests

  • Higher education administration, student affairs administration, higher education law, strategic planning, leadership, change management.

Research Interests

  • Student persistence through degree completion
  • Students services administration in higher education

Selected Publications

Roney, M. A., Wright, K., & York, A. (2011). Proactive auditing: Self assessments with audit substantiation. Annual meeting of the Big 12 Internal Auditors.
Roney, M. A. (n.d.). Effective organizational change. Professional edge series. University of Kansas Edwards Campus.
Roney, M. A., Carswell, J. W., & Zhiri, N. (n.d.). Building a sense-of-home when constructing new residence halls. Program session. Annual Meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Chicago.
Roney, M. A. (n.d.). Campus life and student success: They depend on you. Invited keynote speaker. Mortar Board Annual Conference. Chicago.
Roney, M. A. (n.d.). Enrollment management 101. NASPA IV-W Mid-Level Institute. Omaha.
Roney, M. A. (n.d.). When the media drains your spirit: Strategies for media messaging. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators IV-West Annual Conference, Santa Fe.
Roney, M. A. (n.d.). Why are we doing this? Learning outcomes and assessment. NASPA IV-W Mid-Level Institute. Omaha.

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Selected Awards & Honors

Board Member
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators Region IV-West (NASPA IV-West)
2011 - 2013
Association for Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU, formerly NASULGC) Chair-Elect, Council on Student Affairs
2010 - 2011
Association for Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU, formerly NASULGC) Executive Committee, Council on Student Affairs
2005 - 2011
Association for Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU, formerly NASULGC), Secretary, Council on Student Affairs
2009 - 2011
Board of Directors and Chancellor's Advisory Committee
Kansas Athletics Inc., University of Kansas
2004 - 2011
Strategic Planning Steering Committee
University of Kansas
2010 - 2011
Student Administration PeopleSoft Executive Sponsor and Leadership Team
University of Kansas
2003 - 2011
Vice President, Memorial Corporation Board (Kansas Unions)
University of Kansas
2003 - 2011
Admissions Task Force (Chair)
University of Kansas
2009 - 2010
Conference Planning Committee, Major Speakers
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators Region IV-West (NASPA IV-West)
2009 - 2010
Retention and Graduation Task Force,
University of Kansas
2009 - 2010
Tuition Advisory Committee
University of Kansas
2009 - 2010
Graduate in Four Task Force
University of Kansas
2005 - 2008
KU Women's Hall of Fame
University of Kansas
2008
National Residence Hall Honorary, Honorary Member
University of Kansas
2007
Planning Committee, National Association of Student Councils (NASC), 2007 Conference
Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, KS
2003 - 2007
Mid-Level Institute Faculty Member
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators Region IV-West (NASPA IV-West)
2010 - Present
United Way Campaign, University of Kansas Chair
University of Kansas
2006 - Present

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