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Shea Kidd Houze, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Dean of Students


Originally from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Shea Kidd Houze received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Master of Education in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Educational Research from the University of Memphis where her scholarship focused on racial identity development in African American college students.   

For more than ten years, Kidd Houze has enjoyed a career in college administration at a number of institutions of higher education in Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Mississippi.  She currently serves as assistant vice chancellor for student life and dean of students and provides oversight to eight departments within the Division of Student Life.

Kidd Houze is a life member of the Southern Miss Alumni Association, serves as a faculty member for the Orientation Professional Institute, and is a co-lead facilitator for The LeaderShape Institute.


BA in Speech Communication, University of Southern Mississippi

M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration, University of Georgia

Ph.D. in Educational Research, University of Memphis

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