Pittsburg State University - Pittsburg, Kansas
PSU Home | PSU Search | GUS / Logins | A-Z Index | Campus Map | Contact Info. | Comments | Help

News @ PSU

News and information from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Masters selected for new position working with two-year schools

Dr. Robert Masters has been appointed as the new director of Community College and Workforce Partnerships at Pittsburg State University. The announcement was made recently by Dr. Peggy Snyder, dean of the College of Continuing and Graduate Studies.

Masters joins PSU after serving most recently as vice president of academic affairs for the Kansas Board of Regents. His position at Pitt State was created with the goal of strengthening the university’s relationships with community and technical colleges throughout the area. In his new role, Masters will meet with leaders of these schools to identify ways the student transfer process can be improved. He will also identify disciplines appropriate for articulation agreements.

“We are thrilled to have been able to bring in Dr. Masters for this important position,” Snyder said. “His excellent background puts him in a unique position to communicate with the community colleges and technical schools to develop agreements that will benefit all of us, especially students.”

Prior to his post with the Kansas Board of Regents, Dr. Masters served as vice president of Academic and Student Affairs and interim president for Neosho County Community College. Before that, he served as dean of the School of Business at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and as chairman of the Department of Business Administration and director of the MBA program at Fort Hays State University. He has also worked as acting dean for the School of Business and director of the Center for Executive Development at the University of Southern Colorado.

In addition to publishing numerous articles in professional journals, Masters has served for 20 years as a SCORE counselor for the U.S. Small Business Administration. He was appointed by Congressman Pat Roberts to serve on a Service Academy Screening Board. He was also appointed by the U.S. Naval Academy as a Blue and Gold Officer, responsible for screening potential Naval Academy candidates. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors for the International Academy of Business Disciplines and is a graduate of the Oklahoma Educators Leadership Academy.

“My experiences have provided me with the necessary background to work with faculty and staff for the purpose of designing articulation agreements and other partnerships,” Masters said. “I am really excited about my new position at PSU.”

Masters earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University in 1970. He received his master’s (education administration) and doctoral (higher education administration) degrees from Purdue University in the mid-70s, and earned an MBA in business administration from Kansas State University in 1988.

He currently resides in Fort Scott with his wife, Marcia.

---Pitt State---