Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs for Completion & Student Success
Cedar City, UT, UNITED STATES
Specializing in student success strategies, civil litigation, and student retention and first year experience in higher education
Southern Utah University Thunderbird Award
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Southern Utah University
Southern Utah University
B.S., Political Science
Ph.D., Global Leadership and Academic Administration
The Spectrum online
This is the second time the Court of Appeals has come to the university and the sixth time to Cedar City to hear oral arguments. Eric Kirby, executive director of completion and student success at SUU, said the proceedings gave students an in-depth look at Utah’s court system. “This will provide an education opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to give them a unique perspective on our justice system,” Kirby said.view more
Higher Ed Utah online
Twenty-two students from across the state convened in the Senate Building at the Capitol Complex for the inaugural Utah Intercollegiate Legislature (UIL) on Thursday, March 26 & Friday, March 27, 2015. Drawn from the most recent class of legislative interns and student leadership at participating campuses, UIL students participated in a day and a half long legislative simulation of the Utah State Senate. UIL delegates were encouraged to submit bills that were added to a reading calendar, considered in committees, and debated on the floor. Topics of UIL bills ranged from concealed carry provisions to air quality amendments and exploring the expansion of the Frontrunner. Bucknam and Eric Kirby, Director of the SUU Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service, participated in a similar program as undergraduates at USHE institutions in the 1990s and felt strongly this was an opportunity that needed to be restored, particularly as youth engagement with government and voting declines.view more
Deseret News online
Eric Kirby, executive director at SUU's Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service, called the debate a success for both Stewart, who is pursuing a second term in Congress, and Robles, who has served in the Utah Legislature since 2008. Both parties "played it safe" as they gave polite, comprehensive answers, he said. Safe answers, however, may hurt Robles in the long run. In talking with the crowd after the debate, Kirby found many didn't think the Democrat did enough to distinguish herself. "From an analytical standpoint, I think Sen. Robles will have to continue to try and show how she is unique for this position and how her views are separate and different enough from Rep. Stewart's on some of these big issues," Kirby said.view more
SUU Alumni Association online
Eric Kirby (’03, Political Science) is an attorney at Murphy Decker Hensen & Cook-Olson, P.C. in Denver, Colorado. His education at Southern Utah University taught him that with hard work and dedication he could accomplish his goals.view more
This variable topics course explores subjects geared toward student success. Sample topics include career exploration, job search preparation, exploring vocabulary development, and in-depth academic skill development.
This course was designed for orientation leaders to develop the new orientation system, Thunder Academy, peer-to-peer mentoring skills, and leadership/professional development.
This course focuses on student success through systematic exploration of values and skills that will assist student in becoming successful in their academic endeavors. It is designed to help launch students’ university careers successfully and to equip students with tools and abilities to increase their career and academic skills.
This course provides SUU student-athletes with valuable knowledge and tools that will aid in their transition from high school to college. This course will focus on initiatives of the NCAA’s Student-Athlete Affairs Department, including: Academic Development, Personal Development, Service Development, and Career Development.
This course introduces students to various leadership philosophies and professional development techniques and strategies to help prepare students to succeed in the professional world as interns, employees, and leaders.
The purpose of this course was to introduce students to emerging leadership philosophies, trends, and managerial issues that they will confront as future leaders. Also, aspects of professional development techniques and strategies were discussed to help prepare students to succeed in the professional world.