Edwin B. Mayes has served as director of First-Year Experience and Family Programs at Case Western Reserve University since May 2012.
He has served in roles in student service and community relations in higher education for more than 20 years at institutions around the country, including Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio; Earlham College in Richmond, Ind.; Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio; the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.; and the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.
Edwin has been a featured presenter at national conferences such as the National First-Year Experience Conference, the IUPUI National Assessment Conference and the NASPA National Assessment Conference. He regularly speaks on topics including the development and implementation of programs to improve student retention, the importance of meeting the needs of students in transition and the assessment of program success.
Mayes holds a Bachelor of Science in operations management and a Master of Arts in higher education administration from Wright State University. He is a doctoral candidate in the higher education administration program at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.