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Danny Anzueto was kind enough to join us to chat about the upcoming NASPA conference that starts this weekend and goes into next week (March 12th-16th). 

Danny is the Assistant Director of Member Engagement and Regional Initiatives with NASPA. He is kicking off his fourth year with NASPA and heads up the NASPA Miami Beach office. Danny’s role focuses specifically on supporting NASPA’s seven regions in conference planning and committee management.

He also works with the NASPA Annual Conference First-Time Attendee experience overseeing the FTA Committee and working with them to plan engagement initiatives for first-time attendees.  He checked in with us to give us a feel for what to expect next week at the conference.

Direct download: ep58_DannyAnzueto.mp3
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Joining us in this episode is Edward Burger, President of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.  Dr. Burger joined us for a podcast, prior to becoming a University president, in September of 2012 to talk about his book “The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking.”  In February of 2013 he became the 15th president of Southwestern University.  Prior to his current position, he was the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, where he served from 1990 to 2013, as well as the former vice-provost at Baylor University.  

A New York native, President Burger graduated summa cum laude in mathematics from Connecticut College and earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.  

President Burger is a prolific author and noted scholar, having authored or co-authored more than 35 research articles, as well as 12 books.  His most recent book, which he co-authored with Michael Starbird, is “The 5 Elements of Critical Thinking,” the focus of a Join the Conversation podcast in September 2012. 


Direct download: ep34EdBurger2_Final.mp3
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Part one of a two-part podcast.  This past November, Student Housing Business brought together leaders from higher education, as well as the student housing industry, for the inaugural InterFace Student Housing Conference in Orlando.  A wide variety of topics salient to student housing were discussed -from Finance to Architectural Design Trends to Residence Hall Renovations and Technology.   In case you weren’t able to attend, the following session is one (of many) that you won’t want to miss. Listen as Doug Brown moderates a panel of higher ed professionals including Norb Dunkel, Associate VP for Student Affairs, Auxiliary Operations, University of Florida; Carl Dieso, Associate Director of Housing Operations, University of Cincinnati; John Eckman, Director of Residential Services, University of Pennsylvania; and Marc Robillard, Executive Director of Auxiliary Services, Boston University.  The topic of the discussion is The State of On-Campus Housing: Utilizing Student Housing for Recruiting, Retention & Enrollment Management.

Direct download: ep25_InterfaceSession_pt1.mp3
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In this interview, we spoke with Frans Johansson.  An author, entrepreneur, and consultant, Frans has spoken to audiences around the world, from the boardroom of large corporations to villages in developing countries. His debut book, The Medici Effect, available in 18 languages, shattered assumptions about how great ideas happen, and was named one of the “Best Books on Innovation” by BusinessWeek and one of the top 10 best business books of the year by His follow up book, The Click Moment, obliterates the idea that in business you can strategize, plan, and analyze your way to success.

Direct download: Ep22_FransJohansson.mp3
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The topic of service and therapy animals in on-campus housing is a hot right now.  So we had one of the leading voices in this arena join us for an interview.  Steve Waller is the director of residential life at Louisiana State University.  He is actively involved in ACUHO-I and currently serves as chair of the public policy advisory committee.  In this role he has been central in following the evolution of ADA and FHA rules on service and emotional animals in campus housing.

Direct download: ep20_SteveWaller.mp3
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In this interview we spoke with Nadia Zhiri, a principal with Treanor Architects, a firm specializing in architecture, planning, interior design, historic preservation and graphic design.  Treanor’s portfolio and experience includes work on 175 student life projects at 75 campuses, encompassing over 20,000 beds in residence halls or Greek houses.  Nadia talked to us about an architect's perspective of designing housing to enhance student life.

Direct download: Ep19_NadiaZhiri.mp3
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In this interview, we talked with Jay Morley, Jr., the past president and CEO of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), a Washington D.C. based organization serving 2,100 colleges and universities.   Prior to serving at NACUBO, Mr. Morley served in financial and administrative roles at four universities.  Since retiring from his position with NACUBO, he has consulted on a wide variety of assignments for schools, colleges, universities and non-profits.

Direct download: ep18_JayMorley.mp3
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Welcome to “Join the Conversation,” a podcast of the Student Housing Matters blog.  Join the Conversation features interviews with higher education leaders about their institutions and careers in higher education, and their perspectives on the role on-campus student housing plays on a university campus. 

Joining us in this interview is Jeff Selingo, editor at large of The Chronicle of Higher Education, and a senior fellow at Education Sector, an independent think tank in Washington, D.C.   Jeff is also the author of a book to be released on May 7th, entitled, College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education and What it Means for Students.

Direct download: Ep16_JeffSelingo.mp3
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In this podcast, we interviewed Dr. Darlena Jones, Director of Education and Program Development for EBI MAP-Works, LLC.  Since 1994, EBI MAP-Works has been dedicated to improving retention, student success, and the quality of the college student experience.

Darlena received her Ph.D. in Physics at Oklahoma State University and has served as a faculty member earning several research and teaching awards.   Since arriving at EBI, Jones has published numerous articles in journals and has delivered more than 150 presentations and workshops at international conferences focused on assessment strategies, program improvement, student success, and retention.   She has repeatedly been an invited speaker at the National Conference on First-Year Assessment, hosted pre-conference workshops at ACUHO-I, ACUI, and NASPA, and workshops for the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education’s Foundations of Excellence.

Direct download: Ep14_DarlenaJonesFinal.mp3
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Join The Conversation is a podcast from The Student Housing Matters blog.  In this episode, we interview Norb Dunkel.  Norb is currently the  Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Auxillary Operations at the University of Florida.  He served as the 2008-09 president of ACUHO-I.

The Student Housing Matters blog is about matters relating to on-campus student housing, as well as why quality on-campus student housing really matters. We want this blog to serve as a forum for sharing ideas and insights about how your on-campus student housing can do things beyond simply housing students. How it can be used as a more powerful tool to recruit and retain students on your campus.

Direct download: Ep8_NorbDunkelAudio.mp3
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