Dr. Heather Holmes has been a higher education administrator for 34 years with experience as an educator in student and campus life; progressive experience in academic advising, academic support programs, grant administration, residence life, student union management, orientation, first year experience, student activities, student conduct, Greek life, and leadership.
In 1999, Dr. Holmes earned her Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo where she served as the Director of Orientation and Student Activities. She holds a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University (1990) and a Bachelor of Science in Education from SUNY Cortland (1986). She is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary Society and Phi Eta Sigma National Honorary Society. She has been certified by International Center for Supplemental Instruction at UMKC. She is a member of NASPA, NCLCA, MDCLCA and CRLA. Dr. Holmes serves as the co-advisor to Relay for Life at Salisbury University. She is the inaugural Director of the Center for Student Achievement created in 2008.
Heather lives in Salisbury, MD with her husband Steve and their two children Lucas 22 and Stephanie 18. She enjoys traveling, hiking, golf, and riding bikes with her family.