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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

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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am 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

From Higher Ed to the Weather Channel

A few podcast episodes earlier, we interviewd Lyndon State College President, Joe Bertolino for a second time.  Dr. Bertolino mentioned the Lyndon State meteorology program and how Joe D'Aleo was a member of the faculty of Lyndon State and became involved in the beginning stages of the Weather Channel.  So we reached out to Mr. D'Aleo and he was kind enough to chat with us about his time at Lyndon State and at the Weather Channel.  Mr. D'Aleo has an extensive professional background in meteorology, including serving as the first director of meteorology at The Weather Channel in 1981.  Just prior to joining The Weather Channel, he was a professor and chairman of the department of meteorology at Lyndon State.  He is currently the cp-chief meteorology at WeatherBell Analytics in Boston.

Direct download: ep32_joedaleo.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 5:27pm CDT

Joining the Conversation today is Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Dr. Hrabowski began his career at UMBC in 1987 as Vice Provost, then Executive Vice President, and finally, president in 1992.  Under his leadership, he has turn UMBC into a place where, “it is cool to be smart.”  

He holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Hampton Institute (graduating at 19 years old), and both a masters in mathematics and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration / Statistics, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Direct download: Ep31_FreemanHrabowski.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 11:38am CDT

Interview With Dr. Joe Bertolino of  Lyndon State College at the ACE Annual Meeting

We will always be grateful to Dr. Joe Bertolino for agreeing to be interviewed in our very first Join the Conversation podcast, in July 2012.  Just a month before that interview, Joe had become the 15th president of Lyndon State, after serving eight years as vice president for enrollment at Queens College, part of the City University of New York system. 

In March of this year, we had the chance to interview Joe again during the annual meeting of the American Council on Education in San Diego California.  Doug Brown, president of Capstone On-Campus Management conducted the interview.


Direct download: ep30_Bertolino2.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT

Playing to Your Strengths and Overcoming Adversity

Clarion University President, Karen Whitney, spoke with us on adversity, utilizing your strengths, and the role of student housing on a university campus.  

Since assuming the presidency, Dr. Whitney has led the university to articulate a mission to provide transformative, lifelong learning opportunities through innovative, nationally recognized programs delivered in inclusive, student-centered environments.

Dr. Whitney has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Houston. She presents, teaches, researches, and writes in the areas of higher education finance, administration, law, student development, and student facilities.

Direct download: ep29_KarenWhitney.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 11:25am CDT

Dr. Nick Morgan spoke with us on the importance of effective storytelling when communicating.  

Dr. Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. A passionate teacher, he 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.  He has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show, and to take on the investment community.  He has worked widely with political and educational leaders.  And he has himself spoken, led conferences, and moderated panels at venues around the world.

Direct download: ep28_NickMorgan.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 12:34pm CDT