Mark Kinney

M.Ed. Administrative Leadership


Mark Kinney
Why Whitworth? Why Now?

I wanted to pursue a degree that would complement the leadership experience I acquired in my 20-year Air Force career. The Master of Education in Administrative Leadership degree was exactly what I was looking for. I attended college on the GI Bill and had my choice of attending any nearby school or online program. I chose Whitworth because of its excellent academic reputation and small class sizes. I've met many wonderful new friends and colleagues in my classes, and the teachers and staff in my program were absolutely first-rate. They were always very accessible, which was very important to me.

Advice for other adults considering Whitworth's evening graduate school

Do your homework. Check out other programs and seek advice from others who've been through the program that interests you. Whitworth University was an excellent choice for me. My educational experience here exceeded even my own very high expectations.

If you were able to say a few words at a Whitworth graduation, what would they be?

When I applied for admission to Whitworth University, I thought "An Education of Mind and Heart" was a clever slogan. As a graduate, I now realize that "An Education of Mind and Heart" is an educational philosophy that is embraced by every Whitworth educator, staff member and student. I get a special feeling when I reflect on my time as a graduate student here. I am extraordinarily happy that I chose Whitworth University!


Whitworth's mission is to provide its diverse student body an education of mind and heart, equipping its graduates to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.

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