M.A., Management of Aging Services
Summa Cum Laude
Hometown: Reisterstown, Maryland
Plans: Continuing as Erickson School Director of External Relations
The Erickson School’s interdisciplinary approach to leadership in aging services is unique. The school has helped me to address challenges in an integrated fashion, examining them from a variety of viewpoints in order to determine the best solutions to complex problems.
Kevin Heffner joined the Erickson School at UMBC in 2006 and in the past decade has built numerous partnerships, created new scholarship opportunities, and led the undergraduate, graduate, and executive education recruitment team. Currently the school’s director of external relations, he is graduating in the newest cohort of the management of aging services master’s program.
Heffner is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society and earned a 4.0 GPA. The M.A. program in management of aging services has taught him to approach complex problems in an integrated and interdisciplinary fashion by studying them from a variety of viewpoints. With his graduate degree, Heffner would like to make the Erickson School at UMBC “the most significant agent for leadership development and change, anywhere in the word, in the growing field of aging services.”
Images: Kevin Heffner pictured with the most internationally diverse cohort in the Erickson School’s history, with students from India, Pakistan, Honduras, Ghana, Nigeria, and the U.S.; photo courtesy of Kevin Heffner. Portrait by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.