Jan L. Ireland

Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Emmett Burkeen, DeWayne Mitchell, Eugene Harryman

Degree Program

Department of Counseling and Student Affairs

Degree Type

Specialist in Education


The study involved analyzing the counseling services programs in the University of Kentucky Community College System. In addition to this, the study analyzed the academic and professional background of the counselors, determined the present duties and responsibilities of the counselors, and determined the counselors’ perceived ideal duties and responsibilities. The reason for the study was to provide information which can be helpful to different groups concerned with community colleges. Some of the information may be useful to graduate programs concerned with the preparation of counselors who intend to work in community college counseling as a profession, may find that some of this information helps them understand better the general qualifications and role of the counselor. Counselors in the University of Kentucky Community College System may review the data presented and decide that some changes need to be implemented in their counseling services program to better meet the needs of their students.


Communication | Community College Leadership | Counseling | Counselor Education | Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Higher Education Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences