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Today we had the opportunity to interview one of the keynote speakers for the conference, best-selling author, Frans Johansson.  If you’ve listened to the podcast to the podcast for a while, that name may sound familiar.  That’s because we interviewed him a little over a year ago, about his book, The Click Moment.  Frans is also the author of the book, The Medici Effect, which was named one of the top 10 best business books of the year by Amazon.com.

 

Frans was kind enough to speak with us right before he stepped on stage for his keynote address, to talk to us about dynamic leadership and shaping ideas to lead to success.

Direct download: ep41_FransJohansson2.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 9:40pm CDT

In the student affairs world, dealing with parents is something we do almost as much as dealing with the students.  In this episode, we spoke with the interim Vice President for Student Affairs at Auburn University, Lady Cox about dealing with student's parents. She told us some funny stories about some experiences she's had and gave some great advice to parents as they send their children off to college (and attempt to avoid being helicopter/snowplow parents).

Lady began her professional career in sales and marketing with a Fortune 50 company. However, over time, she missed the university community and took a position as the Marketing Coordinator for Student Housing at Mississippi State University, later becoming the Director of Parent and Student Services in the Dean of Students Office. She joined the Division of Student Affairs at Auburn University in September 2010. 

Lady holds an undergraduate degree in Communications from Mississippi State University, and a masters in Higher Education from Auburn University.

Direct download: ep40_LadyCox.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 4:06pm CDT

Dr. Nancy Uscher, president of Cornish College of the Arts, in Seattle, Washington, sat down to talk with us about how her roles as a president and a musician have some key similarities.  Dr. Uscher became president of Cornish in August 2011, becoming the 1st female president of the College since its founding in 1914.  

Dr. Uscher holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, a master’s degree in music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a Ph.D. in music from New York University.  She is also an Associate of the Royal College of Music in London, where she spent her junior year in college.  Additionally, she spent two decades as a concert violist, performing and teaching around the world, including six years leading the viola section of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, before transitioning full-time into academe.  She is also the author of dozens of articles and 2 books.  

 

Direct download: ep39_NancyUscher.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 5:34pm CDT

Camille Barkley is the Executive Director of the Office of Communications and Marketing at Auburn University.  She sat down with us to talk about what marketing an institution in the higher education world looks like (and specifically with housing) and what strategies they are using at Auburn.

Ms. Barkley has more than 25 years of marketing experience, having worked in print production, promotion and marketing for several publishers, including Rolling Stone, Random House and Simon & Schuster. She has spent the last 10 years serving at Auburn in their Marketing Department.  

Direct download: ep38_CamilleBarkley.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 2:54pm CDT

Dr. Peggy Williams joined us for a chat about her experiences from living in a residence hall, to working in higher education, to being a university president.  She talks about what higher ed means to her and the concept of "Knowing and Knowing Better."

Dr. Williams began her career as a social worker, and upon entering the field of higher education she held various faculty and administrative positions within the Vermont State College system and at Trinity College in Burlington, VT. She served as president of Lyndon State College for eight years prior to being named the seventh—and first woman—president of Ithaca College, where she served for 11 years. 

 

 

Direct download: ep37_PeggyWilliams.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 5:06pm CDT

Back for day two at the NACUBO Annual Meeting.

This week on the “Student Housing Matters” podcast, we packed up our microphones and headed to the National Association of College and University Business Officers (or NACUBO) Annual meeting in Seattle, Washington, to talk to some of the leaders and big thinkers in the higher ed community.  Throughout this week we’ll be posting a few short interviews from the conference each day.  We’ll talk about things  ranging from specific topics going on at the conference to current trends in the higher education world from all different perspectives.  So check back every day for new content.

Direct download: NACUBO_day2.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 9:25pm CDT

This week on the “Student Housing Matters” podcast, we packed up our microphones and headed to the National Association of College and University Business Officers (or NACUBO) Annual meeting in Seattle, Washington, to talk to some of the leaders and big thinkers in the higher ed community.  Throughout this week we’ll be posting a few short interviews from the conference each day.  We’ll talk about things  ranging from specific topics going on at the conference to current trends in the higher education world from all different perspectives.  So check back every day for new content.

Here are some of the highlights from Sunday, July 20

Direct download: NACUBO_day1.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 11:24pm CDT

The Student Housing Matters blog and podcast exist to provide a place where topics relevant to on-campus student housing can have the spotlight. One such issue is the very important topic of mental health.  All across the country there are rising numbers of students on college campuses dealing with serious mental health problems that are seeking treatment at campus counseling centers.  On this episode of the podcast we were pleased to have two professionals from the University of Connecticut’s Department of Counseling and Mental Health Services join us.

Jonathan Beazley is the Alcohol and other drug Interventionist at the University of Connecticut and has served in this role since 2009. He is a licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Connecticut and has been in the field of behavioral health since 1979. Throughout his career he has served in numerous clinical and managerial roles across the spectrum of mental health and substance abuse programs and organizations. He is a frequent presenter and educator on subjects associated with substance abuse and other mental health issues.

Also joining us is Paige Hover, a clinical psychology doctoral student from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is currently completing her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Connecticut’s Counseling and Mental Health Services. She has worked in various settings with clients who struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues including a correctional facility, a psychiatric hospital and a residential substance abuse treatment program.  Upon completion of her doctoral degree in July, 2014, she plans to pursue a career in college counseling specializing in substance use treatment and outreach prevention programs.

Facilitating the discussion in todays podcast is Capstone On Campus’s Becky Sierp,  Becky currently serves as a Director for Facilities & Administration for The Heights residence hall at Montclair State University.

Direct download: ep36_BeazleyHover.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 11:38am CDT

Chatting with us again today is Nick Morgan.  We enjoyed having Nick on our podcast in March of this year and invited him back to talk about his latest book, Power Cues, published by Harvard Business Review Press.  We talked about how your body language affects communication with the people around you, as well as, learned what your "leadership voice" is. 

A passionate teacher, Nick is committed to helping people find clarity in their thinking and ideas – and then delivering them with panache.  He has been commissioned by Fortune 50 companies to write for many CEOs and presidents, as well as coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show, and to take on the investment community.  He has also worked widely with political and educational leaders. 

 

Direct download: ep35_nickmorgan2.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 8:00am CDT

Chatting with us today is Dennis J. Shields, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.  He spoke with us about his experiences living in a dorm room as the VP of Student Affairs and about his successes in building a great foundation for student community on his campus.

Dennis became Chancellor in 2010, after having served as the acting VP for Student Affairs at City College of New York – City University of New York.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Graceland College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law.  Dennis has held administrative positions in a number of law schools, including Duke, University of Michigan and the University of Iowa.

Direct download: ep33_DennisShields.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 4:18pm CDT