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Hikes coauthors article for Journal of College and Character


BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 29, 2005 – Zenobia L. Hikes of Blacksburg, vice president for student affairs at Virginia Tech, recent co-wrote the article, “The Fusion of Curricular and Co-Curricular Affairs at Spelman College: An Administrative Case Study” for the Journal of College and Character (Florida State Press, Oct. 2005).

Hikes wrote the article with Louis B Gallien, University Professor of Education at Regent University. The Journal of College and Character focuses on moral and civic learning in higher education and is published online by the Center for the Study of Values in College Student Development at Florida State University..

The article can be found at http://www.collegevalues.org/articles.cfm.

As the chief executive officer for Virginia Tech’s Student Affairs division, Hikes oversees 14 university departments, an annual budget of $66 million and 970 employees. With more than 20 years of administrative and leadership experience in the areas of enrollment management and student support services, she has written and presented papers on race-specific student recruitment and retention, first-generation college admissions, and leadership development. In addition to her professional work, Hikes has focused on building multi-racial coalitions and empowering disenfranchised women and children in our communities. She received her Ed.D. from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree from Georgia Southwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become among the largest universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.