The doctoral program will provide me with an opportunity to learn more about higher education and prepare me to be a senior level college administrator. I have had several educational and life fulfilling opportunities to work with many administrators to help contribute to the field. Due to the nature of this program; I believe it will provide me with an opportunity to continue to be a catalyst not only within higher education, but my community as well. In addition, this program will help me further my understanding of first generation Saudi college students’ expectations and knowledge about college prior to enrolling in their respective institutions by participating in pre-college programs.
I feel that the program provides the right balance of advanced coursework and research. I believe the Ed.D. in Education Leadership, Management and Policy will combine my interests between business administration and Education Leadership, Management and Policy. I am convinced that by my research in this field, I will be able to learn in depth the concepts of Leadership techniques, Organizational Behavior and Organizational Development and would like to explore new methods in improving the present policies and procedures being used in organizations. This will be a good experience and will be very beneficial to my career.
My professional goals are intellectual enrichment, an absolute understanding of the trends in this field and to put to good use my knowledge to help those in need and to effectively contribute to the profession. I would like to be a leadership consultant someday.