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Kristen Hermann is the senior associate dean for students in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. She has 26 years of experience in academic and student affairs administration that include 17 years at Barrett, three years in the Graduate College at ASU and six years at the University of California Santa Barbara and the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She is responsible for student services for more than 7,200 honors students across all four ASU campuses. She is a recipient of the University President’s Medal for Innovation and Team Excellence and a Spirit of Excellence Governor’s Award for Innovation in Higher Education. She also received the Sandra Kuchler Excellence in Mentoring Award, presented by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).
Dr. Hermann and Dean Mark Jacobs co-teach the HON 194 Barrett Leadership course. Dr. Hermann has presented on the history and development of Barrett at ASU, the nation’s most evolved concept of an honors college, at several national and international conferences including the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the Association of College and University Housing Officers (ACUHO) and the Organization of Educational Historians (OEH). She has also presented on Barrett in the Netherlands and contributed to an international publication on the pursuit of excellence in honors education world-wide. She has visited and consulted with multiple universities nationwide on how Barrett evolved and received the institutional support to build the first ever intentionally designed $140 million Barrett Honors College campus - the largest honors residential community and college built in the U.S. in 40 years (opened in fall 2009). Professor Hermann also served on steering committees to design and develop the ASU Downtown campus, and the residential communities at ASU West and Polytechnic campuses. She has been significantly involved in building and expanding the first four-year residential experience at ASU and in the PAC 12, extending college residential operations to an additional 20-acre site with 1,800 additional beds for upper division students, and a 2500 square foot student center to support the Barrett residential experience.