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Part two 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: ep26_InterfaceSessionPt2.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 6:42pm CDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm CDT

Dr. James Muyskens, President of Queens College, spoke with us about his upcoming retirement, reflected back on his career, and explained how a decision to bring a residence hall to the campus changed the school as a whole.

Direct download: ep24_Muyskens.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 4:51pm CDT

Kim Moistner-Bartlett spoke with us today about developing leaders and leadership skills in the higher education world.

Kim is an individual who is passionate about developing leadership in higher education, and specifically in student affairs and with student leaders.  She has blended her experiences in business and higher education administration to create Kimembee, a leadership development company.

She has held numerous professional roles including Assistant Dean for the First Year Experience, Director of the First Year Experience, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Area Coordinator and Residence Hall Director. She's worked at a variety of universities including The University of Southern Mississippi, Temple University, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Ball State University, Philadelphia University and the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

She has received state and regional awards for her innovative presentations, most notably in the area of customer service within higher education. She has instructed on-line courses on this topic for Student Affairs.com and Reslife.net.

Kim is also the author of “What if?” a weekly blog which challenges leaders and professionals to think outside of the box and be the best that they can be. Her blog is featured on Reslife.Net and Kimembee.com.

Interviewing Kim today is Melynda Davis, the Assistant Director for Residence Life at the Summit at Queens College in Flushing, New York.

Direct download: Ep23_KimMoistnerBartlett.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 2:55pm CDT

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 Amazon.com. 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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm CDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am CDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am CDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am CDT

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.

In this interview we spoke with Mike Clardy, the director of communications and media relations at Auburn University, about the issue of the "Toomers Corner" tradition and how that impacts student life on campus.

Mike has served at Auburn University for the past 15 years. He has 23 years of experience in higher education advancement, news, social media, integrated marketing and public relations. He serves as Auburn’s primary spokesman and leads the university’s crisis and emergency communications efforts, in addition to web and social media.

Direct download: ep17_MikeClardy.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 11:41am CDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am CDT