Welcome to the Graduate College webpages on MySiena!
These pages are intended to provide prospective, current, and former students and faculty in our M.A. programs with easier access to various useful resources, including important documents, student work products, job postings, and more.
Meet our Dean . . .
Cheri Betz, Ed.D.
Dean, Graduate and Professional Studies
Assistant Professor of Leadership
Dr. Betz holds an Ed.D. in Ethical Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University; an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Siena Heights University; and a B.A. in Communications from Olivet Nazarene University. In 2002, Dr. Betz joined Siena Heights as a recruiter and through the years has held positions as Coordinator of Transfer Student Services, Center Director, and Regional Director. Shortly after her appointment in 2015 as the Dean of the College for Professional Studies, the University repositioned her role to one that would serve all adult students at Siena in both the College for Professional Studies and the Graduate College.
Serving others is important to Dr. Betz and she strives to serve students, faculty, and staff in a way that empowers individuals while respecting their dignity and abilities. Dr. Betz’s scholarly works include presentations and writings about adult, non-traditional students and how colleges and universities can better serve this growing population of students. She has also had the opportunity to make a statement and participate in discussions with the US House of Representatives subcommittee on Higher Education & Workforce Training concerning job growth and development in the mid-west.