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Thea Marie Hoeft, American college administrator, therapist, educator. Wisconsin Leadership grantee, 1968; recipient Distinguished Service award Montgomery County Cardiac Therapy Center, 1979, United Way, 1980, Recreation Committee University Wisconsin, LaCrosse, 1971, 72, H. Roe Bartel Recruiting award, 1981.


Hoeft, Thea Marie was born on February 9, 1950 in Milwaukee. Daughter of Peter Kazin and Renatte Katherine (Kaniewski) Zidonowitz.


Bachelor of Science in Recreation, University Wisconsin, Lacrosse, 1972. Master of Science in Leisure Studies, University Utah, 1973. Doctor of Education in Educational Administration, Virginia Polytechnic Technology Institute and State University, 1979.

Postgraduate, University Arkansas, 1994.


Playground director Watertown (Wisconsin) Department Parks and Recreation, 1969. Director Bluffview playground LaCrosse Department Parks and Recreation, 1970. Instructor Indiana State University, Terre Haute, 1973-1974.

Day camp director Vigo County Extension Service, 1974. Instructor Radford (Virginia) University, 1974-1975, 76-77. Physical education teacher St. Patrick Cathedral School, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1975.

Receptionist crisis worker Holy Spirit Hospital Community Mental Health Center, Camphill, 1975. Master recreational therapist Ellisville (Mississippi) State School for Mentally Ill and Retarded, 1976. Mental retardation professional Hearthside Rehabilitation Center, Brown Deer, Wisconsin, 1979.

Assistant professor, coordinator therapeutic recreation curriculum Arizona State University, Tempe, 1979-1983. Master therapist Alzheimer Disease Day Hospital Mount Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, 1983-1984. Therapist spinal cord injury unit Veterans Administration Hospital, 1984-1985.

Assistant director evening college and extension programs Milwaukee School Engineering, 1985-1988, associate director admissions and retention, 1988-1990, senior lecturer business and management systems, 1988-1990, director parttime enrollment, 1990. Coordinator associate arts degree program University Arkansas, Little Rock, since 1990. Director academy advising Milwaukee School Engineering, 1997.

Adjunct faculty University Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 1976. Consultant 4-H, 1976, Crippled Children's Hospital, Virginia, 1978, others. Member Arkansas Act Advisory Council.

Board directors Life Skills, Inc. President Arkansas Academy Advising Network, 1995-1996.


Member Mississippi Committee Special Olympics, 1976. Representative United Way Arizona, 1979. Member Mayro's Advisory Drug Committee, 1972.

Board directors Youth Treatment and Evaln. Center, Phoenix, 1979-1982. Member Phoenix Special Populations Advisory Council on Recreation, 1980-1982.

Volunteer Phoenix Panhellenic Coun,., 1982. Member Arizona State University Centennial Committee, 1981-1983, chairperson disabled students services advisory board, 1981-1983. Volunteer Pinnacle Mount State Park, 1990.

Member American Camping Association, American Association Adult and Cont. Education, Alliance for Health (member editorial board), National Recreation and Park Association, National Leadership Institute, National Academy Advising Association (book rviewer 1990, member commission academy advising administrators since 1991, Arkansas representative region 7 since 1990), Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Delta Chi (advisor 1986-1990, member graduate program council 1986-1990), Sigma Kappa Sigma, Sigma Lambda Sigma, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Delta Kappa Gamma.