The EdUp Experience

Oct 21 2020 42 mins 3

The EdUp Experience is hosted by Dr. Joe Sallustio & Elizabeth Leiba who's natural chemistry and down-to-Earth approach personally connect you with some of the most complicated topics in Education today. Along with Elvin Freytes, Producer, The EdUp Experience team brings over 60 years of experience in higher education and you will feel refreshed, upskilled, and reskilled after listening! Our goal is to inspire and educate people to pursue a life long learning mindset no matter the path they choose. Learn more at https://www.edupexperience.com/ We make education your business!










90: The State of Higher Education Student Affairs - with Dr. Kevin Kruger, President, NASPA
Oct 20 2020 46 mins  
In this episode of The EdUp Experience, we talk to Dr. Kevin Kruger, the President of the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the body representing Student Affairs professionals at every level.  In this timely and important conversation, Kevin talks to us about the state of student affairs across college campuses given the pandemic and the exhaustion student affairs professionals have been feeling.  We discuss different operating models, why student affairs may see cuts with declining enrollment and the fact that spring is right around the corner. Dr. Kevin Kruger draws on more than 40 years of experience in higher education. Since 2012, he has served as president and CEO for NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Prior to his role as president, Dr. Kruger worked for 18 years as the associate executive director and served as the chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO) for NASPA. He has held a range of student affairs positions at Southern Methodist University and the University of Maryland. As NASPA president, Dr. Kruger represents student affairs at a variety of national forums and is a frequent contributor to higher education news stories on the college student experience. Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!


89: The Growth, Margin, and Retention of Higher Education - with Greg Shepard, Founder & CEO of Boss Capital Partners
Oct 19 2020 50 mins  
In this episode of The EdUp Experience, our guest is Greg Shepard, Founder & CEO of Boss Capital Partners.  Greg talks to us about the harsh realities for today's entrepreneurs, how the wealth gap inhibits innovations, and why higher education is stuck in the "ratchet effect".  The Business Operating Support System (BOSS), which Greg created, helps acts as a catalyst to help prevent a business from failing.  Greg says there are three valuation drivers - growth, margin, and retention.  These concepts apply to any business in any context!  What do today's venture capitalists think about the state of higher education?  How has COVID sped up the ed-tech sector?  Find out in this episode, it is simply fascinating. Greg Shepard is the CEO and founder of BOSS Capital Partners. He is a Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and Angel Venture Capital Investor with a legacy of building and running sustainable growth businesses. Driven by a transformational leadership style, Greg has spearheaded multiple company exits in the BioTech, TransitTech, AdTech, and MarTech space. Two of his former companies were acquired by eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions in January 2016 as a part of a cross-brand deal totaling largely over $900M. The transaction comprised the purchase and sale of numerous companies, two of which were Greg’s.  He has won: Tech Deal of the Year Over $250 million, Private Equity Deal of the Year Over $500 million to $1 billion, and Cross Border Deal of the Year Over $500 million to $1 billion to name a few. Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!




87: BONUS: EdUp Embedded - A New Higher Education Learning Management System Plug-In - with Giovanni Estrada, Founder, FLO-OPS
Oct 17 2020 24 mins  
In this EdUp Embedded episode of The EdUp Experience, Giovanni Estrada, Founder, FLO-OPS and Dr. Joe Sallustio have a one-on-one about this new learning management system plug-in. They discuss how Giovanni came up with the idea, how it works and how it can be used in higher ed and beyond.  They also talk about how FLO-OPS can help with student engagement, retention and completion rates.  Giovanni’s interest in education began during his undergraduate career at the College of the Holy Cross. He studied abroad and interned as a math teacher at a middle school in Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. Upon graduation, Gio moved to Milwaukee to teach 2nd grade Math and Spanish to an underserved community in the South Side of Milwaukee. Being a first-generation college graduate, he always remembers how much his single mother emphasized the value of education. This fueled his drive to share the keys to success with younger generations. Gio strongly believes everyone should have the proper resources to succeed in higher education, regardless of their background. Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience.  ● Follow us on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!








83: "It's All About Learning!" Higher Education's Incredible Yield - with Bracken Darrell, CEO and President of Logitech
Oct 13 2020 41 mins  
In this episode of The EdUp Experience, Joe and Liz talk with Bracken Darrell, CEO and President of global, multi-billion dollar, industry and market leader in the design and innovation of computer peripherals and software, Logitech.  Currently, Logitech is valued at over 12B dollars with a global reach so impactful that its products are sold in nearly every country in the world.  Bracken is consistently ranked as one of the world's top CEOs. Bracken explains how Logitech was able to ramp up their production of hardware to meet the needs of K-12 and higher education institutions to support online learning and will continue to innovate in the education sector. He also shares his goal to use his public platform as a change engine to drive diversity, equity, and inclusion within his organization, while emphasizing transparency to ensure accountability.   As a believer in constant reinvention, he also explains why every leader should be prepared to fire themselves. And as the leader of one of the biggest technology companies in the world, Bracken describes why higher education is so important in developing critical thinking skills and creativity.  Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!



82: The Responsibility of Mentoring Students in Higher Education - with Dr. Frank Dooley, Chancellor, Purdue University Global
Oct 12 2020 44 mins  
This is The EdUp Experience President Series, Episode #26 - In this episode, we welcome Dr. Frank Dooley, Chancellor of Purdue University Global. In this episode, Dr. Frank Dooley talks to us about the RESPONSIBILITY of our faculty to mentor students.  Frank dives deep into the concept of mentoring and what the investment in mentoring yields in terms of quality outcomes.  Additionally, Frank discusses how CV-19 has helped to change the expectations of learning going forward including his mention of prior learning assessment as a point to consider as the future of higher education.  Finally, he references Google not credit certificates, and why they help to enhance opportunities for Purdue U. Global.  Dr. Frank Dooley, Chancellor of Purdue University Global, oversees academics for approximately 31,000 students, most of whom earn their degrees online. Purdue Global is part of the Purdue University system, a highly ranked public research university whose flagship institution is located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Prior to becoming Purdue Global chancellor elect, Dooley was senior vice provost for teaching and learning at Purdue University, where he earned an international reputation as being a gifted and innovative teacher, as well as a creative researcher. Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!


81: BONUS: EdUp Embedded - Higher Education’s Winners and Losers - with Dr. Wallace Pond, Partner, Top Gun Ventures LLC
Oct 10 2020 40 mins  
In this EdUp Embedded episode of The EdUp Experience, Dr. Wallace Pond, Partner at Top Gun Ventures LLC, and Dr. Joe Sallustio have a one-on-one about a variety of higher education topics. They discuss some of Wallace’s blog posts that highlight how Covid accelerated higher education’s winners and losers. They also talk about what higher education leadership should look like DC & AC (During Covid & After Covid). This is a great conversation with fascinating insights from one of higher ed's most influential thought leader! Dr. Wallace Pond, is an educator/entrepreneur/business expert/executive recruiter with 20+ years of experience managing multi-campus and online institutions (nationally and internationally), with proven success in previous roles as Chancellor, President, COO, CEO, and Chief Academic Officer. Known for delivering coaching and professional development activities for emerging leaders while guiding thousands of staff members through organizational transformations to improve operational and financial performance. Seasoned with crisis management and results oriented mentoring for C-level executives. Focused on serving educational/community leaders with strategic planning, change management, organizational design/development, P&L, human capital development, innovation, new programs, and operations. Read his recent book - Leadership in the Real World: Hard Won Lessons from Twenty Years as a Chief Executive in Turbulent Times  Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Visit us at The EdUp Experience.  ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!


80: Movement within Higher Education - with Dr. Larry Schall, President, New England Commission on Higher Education
Oct 09 2020 48 mins  
In this episode of The EdUp Experience, we talk with Dr. Larry Schall, President of the New England Commission on Higher Education. After a successful 15 year career as a university President, Dr. Schall took over the 220+ institutional accreditation body in July of 2020. He discusses model changes, how higher education is seeing record movement, and why expense control is hard (but could be the saving grace for schools). NECHE will be ensuring the effective delivery of online learning by reducing their approval window and moving quickly to assess the near 100 schools that have moved to online learning for the first time. A key factor in Dr. Schall’s selection was his record of success at Oglethorpe University, which he has led for the past 15 years. The search committee noted his impressive tenure there, which featured an impressive turnaround at the once-struggling school. Dr. Schall has overseen the transformation of Oglethorpe from an at-risk institution to a university boasting a doubled class size, rigorous spending safeguards, and a secure financial outlook. He received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College and his J.D. and Ed.D from the University of Pennsylvania. After starting his career as an attorney in Philadelphia, he served as Vice President of Administration at Swarthmore. This episode is sponsored by MDT Marketing. Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!


79: Rediscovering HBCUs in Higher Education - with Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, President, Kentucky State University
Oct 08 2020 48 mins  
**We had just a few audio challenges in this episode, but hope you will stick with it in a few spots because the content is amazing** This is The EdUp Experience President Series, Episode #25 - In this episode, we welcome Dr. Christopher Brown, President of Kentucky State University.   In this episode, Dr. Christopher Brown talks to us about how the public is rediscovering the role and impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States.  HBCUs have been known for producing solid graduate outcomes and Dr. Brown shares why he thinks that is - also hear more about Kentucky State University, the most diversity HBCU in the country.  KSU saw record enrollment this fall and the institution is thriving - find out why in this episode. Dr. M. Christopher Brown II is the 18th president of Kentucky State University and founder of the Atwood Institute on Race, Education, and the Democratic Ideal.  A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from South Carolina State University, a Master of Science in education policy and evaluation from the University of Kentucky, and a Doctor of Philosophy in higher education from the Pennsylvania State University. Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!


78: Doubling Down on Higher Education - with Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities
Oct 07 2020 41 mins  
In this episode of The EdUp Experience, Joe and Liz talk with Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President of the Association of American College and Universities.  Lynn advocates for the relevancy of liberal arts education, the value of higher education and the impact higher education institutions have on society, and why diversity, equity, and inclusion is the major focus for AACU and it's over 1000 members.  Lynn is also the host of The Academic Minute on NPR.  She highlights programs the AACU is currently working on and why the ASPIRE strategic plan is so impactful. Lynn Pasquerella has served as the president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities since July 2016. A philosopher whose career has combined teaching and scholarship with local and global engagement, she has continuously demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to ensuring that all students have access to excellence in liberal education, regardless of their socioeconomic background. Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!


77: Breaking Glass Ceilings As a Black Woman Higher Ed Leader - with Dr. Claudia Schrader, President of Kingsborough Community College, CUNY
Oct 06 2020 47 mins  
This is The EdUp Experience President Series, Episode #25 - In this episode, we welcome Dr. Claudia Schrader the President of Kingsborough Community College.  Dr. Schrader describes her student-first, success and retention model with a focus on the diverse student body she serves, that consistently ranks among the leading community colleges in the country in associate degrees awarded to minority students.  As the first Black woman President in the 56-year history of the college, she is definitely a trailblazer and role model. We were excited to gain her insights on serving as an inspiration in breaking glass ceilings for Black women, supporting mentorship and retention of Black women faculty, staff and students, and her core mission driven by a passion to help others. We were also honored to welcome her as the first Black woman President on our podcast. And we know she won't be the last!  She also shares some unique strategies on her campus for collaborative learning, integrated learning and student support for incoming students to increase retention, foster success, and graduate into the community to better their own lives and improve society-at-large.   Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!


76: Anchoring New York City through Higher Education - w/ Dr. Felix Matos Rodriguez, Chancellor, City University of New York (CUNY)
Oct 05 2020 38 mins  
This is The EdUp Experience President Series, Episode #24 - In this episode, we welcome the Chancellor of the City University of New York, Dr. Felix Matos Rodriguez.  There are some guests that we could talk to forever, and Dr. Rodriguez is one of those people.  He talks about how CUNY is an anchor in the New York community - not only do they provide a cost-effective and workforce ready education, but CUNY is doing the work of advancing humanity through diversity, inclusion, equity, and responsibility.  CUNY is a massive system and it is critical to the infrastructure of New York City.  In this episode, Dr. Rodriguez unravels the new formula for operating in higher education.  Oh yeah, he's the first person of color to lead CUNY in its 173-year history!    The City University of New York is the nation’s largest urban public university, a transformative engine of social mobility that is a critical component of the lifeblood of New York City. Founded in 1847 as the nation’s first free public institution of higher education, CUNY today has seven community colleges, 11 senior colleges and seven graduate or professional institutions spread across New York City’s five boroughs, serving 500,000 students and awarding 55,000 degrees each year. CUNY’s mix of quality and affordability propels almost six times as many low-income students into the middle class and beyond as all the Ivy League colleges combined.  Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!





74: Value-Based Education for Accessibility and Affordability - with Dr. Joseph Marbach, President at Georgian Court University
Oct 02 2020 49 mins  
This is The EdUp Experience President Series, Episode #23 - In this episode, we welcome the President of Georgian Court University, Dr. Joseph Marbach. Dr. Marbach shares his passion for higher education with a higher purpose, as he explains his process for instituting several measures to support student financial needs, well-being, and success with a tuition freeze, food pantry on campus, grants for needy students, and a guarantee of faculty mentorship for each student. He also discussed the university's mission and commitment to social justice and equity for students of color and women by supporting #blacklivesmatter, condemning racism, holding townhalls on campus and focusing on undergraduate women's leadership development. His goal is to continue to nurture a campus that provides and environment where students are empowered, with their voices heard and respected.  Dr. Joseph R. Marbach became Georgian Court University’s ninth president on July 1, 2015. He is the first male and first lay president in Georgian Court’s history. Dr. Marbach possesses a distinguished background in the academic arena as both an educator and thought leader. He is editor-in-chief of Federalism in America: An Encyclopedia and has contributed to and edited Opening Cybernetic Frontiers. Along with several book chapters, Dr. Marbach’s work appears in numerous journals and encyclopedias. An award-winning radio analyst, he is often asked to share his expertise in state and local government, and particularly in New Jersey politics. Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!




72: Partnering with Institutions for the Future - w/ Dr. Heather Perfetti, President, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Sep 30 2020 47 mins  
In this episode of The EdUp Experience, we talk with Dr. Heather Perfetti, President of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education about how the accreditor works with institutions to help make them better.  Institutions are facing a more complex environment than ever before, which includes institutional mobility, a focus on collaborations and partnerships, and creating innovative futures.  Heather says it's time for institutions to have difficult and honest conversations about their futures - and that the accreditor is the helper, not the punisher.  Dr. Perfetti has provided organizational-wide leadership and has been instrumental in developing and supporting strategic priorities, working across units to respond to complex legal and regulatory matters, overseeing the development of policies and procedures, and managing organizational changes impacting the Commission and accreditation within the region. She joined the Commission as a Vice President liaison to institutions in January 2015, was promoted to serve as Vice President for Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff in July 2017, and elevated to Senior Vice President in July 2018.  This episode is sponsored by MDT Marketing - head to learn.mdtmarketing.com to download their FREE 2020 Marketing Strategies Guide.  Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Visit us at The EdUp Experience.  ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!




70: The Right Now & The Future of Higher Ed - with Dr. Jorge Haddock, President, University of Puerto Rico
Sep 28 2020 54 mins  
This is The EdUp Experience President Series, Episode #21 - In this episode, we welcome the President of the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Jorge Haddock.  Jorge talks to us about the resistance of the island of Puerto Rico and how the people have come together given significant challenges.  He highlights how the University of Puerto Rico is serving BIPOC populations and how changing quickly, enrollment trends, and financial implications are impacted by the pandemic and by competition.  Dr. Haddock started his academic life as an Assistant Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. Then at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he moved through the ranks by attaining tenure, becoming a full professor in engineering, and later serving as the associate dean of the Lally School of Management and Technology. It was at Rensselaer that he discovered a passion for academic leadership and building partnerships across disciplines, also bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to his work. Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!




68: BONUS: EdUp Embedded - The Tuition Payer Bill of Rights - with Dr. James Toscano, President, Partners for College Affordability
Sep 25 2020 38 mins  
In this EdUp Embedded episode of The EdUp Experience, Dr. James Toscano and Dr. Joe Sallustio have a one-on-one conversation about the Tuition Payer Bill of Rights  Championed by Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust, the Tuition Payer Bill of Rights™ is a series of long-overdue consumer protections that, among other fundamental rights, will ensure that consumers either get what they pay for or a refund. Along with the initiative’s coalition partners, Partners believes students should not have to pay the same price for lesser quality instruction or be required to pay for on-campus services they aren’t able – or don’t want – to use. Dr. James Toscano is the president of Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust and is a national leader in the fight to make college more affordable for American students and families. With a career that spans both public policy and higher education, Toscano brings a practitioner’s perspective to bear on both the challenge--and opportunity--of transforming institutions of higher education. During Toscano’s tenure as a vice president at Tidewater Community College, one of the largest in the U.S., the college was the nation’s leader and model for lowering the cost of education for students through the innovative use of open educational resources. Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Visit us at The EdUp Experience.  ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!





66: The "Great Skedaddle" of Higher Education - with Dr. Martha Saunders, President, University of West Florida
Sep 23 2020 44 mins  
This is The EdUp Experience, President Series Episode #20 - On this episode of The EdUp Experience, we welcome Dr. Martha Saunders, President of the University of West Florida.  Martha talks to us about how UWF has handled the higher education year of disruption, and she discusses how her team considered their reopening plan.  She also discusses why it was so advantageous that UWF was an early adopter of online education and she brings things down to Earth as she discusses how her staff hasn't taken a day off, the importance of mental health for staff and students, and why the future of education is happening right now. In her 30-plus years in higher education, Dr. Saunders has served in academic and leadership roles at universities in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin and Mississippi. Her area of academic expertise is in public relations and crisis communication for which she has won numerous awards, including two coveted Silver Anvils from the Public Relations Society of America. Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Visit us at The EdUp Experience.  ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!




64: Survive & Thrive through a Higher Education Consortium - w/ Dr. Andrew Flagel, President, Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metro Area
Sep 21 2020 54 mins  
In this episode of The EdUp Experience, we welcome Dr. Andrew Flagel, President of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metro Area.  Andrew began his appointment on July 13, 2020 in the midst of the CV-19 crisis.  Hear him talk about how the 17 universities of the consortia work together for the common good.  The value in this episode is how Andrew breaks down the value in a consortium agreement and gives other institutions a breakdown of collaborative pathways that could underpin new models in higher education.  The Consortium has one of the oldest and most robust course-sharing collaborations in the country. It provides a unified voice on behalf of its members to local and regional governments, as well as to business/industry and other organizations by serving as a single point of contact, by participating on boards and as members of organizations, and through convenings. The Consortium provides numerous services to its members, including government relations and organizational liaison functions, and fostering opportunities for new areas of collaboration ranging from grants to degree programs.  This episode was brought to you by MDT Marketing.  Want to get in on the conversation?  MDT Marketing’s Higher Ed Q and A - puts you into the conversation - well your question that is.  Submit your question today! Go to mdtmarketing.com/edupexperience.  Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Visit us at The EdUp Experience.  ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!






61: The Time of Socially Conscious Education - with Tony Digiovanni, President, Claremont Lincoln University
Sep 15 2020 47 mins  
This is The EdUp Experience, President Series Episode #17 - On this episode of The EdUp Experience, we welcome Tony Digiovanni, President of Claremont Lincoln University.  Tony talks to us about the necessity of education with a socially conscious foundation, how a small private institution can be agile during this unprecedented time, and why it's important to price education right for working professionals (limit debt). Tony Digiovanni has been a Board Member of CLU since 2016. He last served as CEO of a venture-backed startup organization in higher education, Ameritas Educational Services. From 2007 to 2011, Digiovanni was the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Enrollment for Education Management Corporation. Prior to that, Digiovanni served with Corinthian Colleges as President and COO, and also with the University of Phoenix in various executive positions. Digiovanni was the first President of the University of Phoenix Online and helped take the organization public in September 2000. Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Visit us at The EdUp Experience.  ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!









57: Higher Education De-densifying and Intrusive Advising - w/Marvin Krislov, President, Pace University
Sep 08 2020 50 mins  
This is The EdUp Experience President Series, Episode #15 - Our guest on this episode is Marvin Krislov, President of Pace University.  Students have recently returned to Pace University - Marvin talks to us about the "Intrusive Advising" process Pace has created to stay in contact with students.  He also discusses the financial burden that comes with de-densyfying classrooms and preparing for student returns during CV19.  With new ways of interacting becoming normal, taking care of first-gen students is a priority for Pace - along with Marvin's challenge to higher education:  Come up with a new term for "office hours"!  Marvin Krislov became the eighth President of Pace University on August 1, 2017. He is deeply committed to Pace’s mission of Opportunitas—providing all students, regardless of economic background, access to the transformative power of education. He is guiding Pace through its New York City Master Plan to overhaul our downtown campus, and he’s working to bolster Pace’s status as the nation’s leading four-year private college for driving economic mobility.  Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Visit us at The EdUp Experience.  ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!




55: Students, the Grieving Stage, and Social Unrest in Higher Education - with Dr. Mel Netzhammer, Chancellor, Washington State University - Vancouver
Sep 03 2020 49 mins  
This is The Ed Up Experience President Series, Episode #14 - In this episode, hear Dr. Mel Netzhammer, Chancellor - Washington State University Vancouver.  In this episode, hear Mel talk about how students are really (still) in the grieving stage as their summer and now fall semesters are disrupted.  Mel also talks about why he thinks University Presidents should do more to communicate a stance against social injustice, and how the Portland protests are affecting his students and campus. Mel Netzhammer has served as the second chancellor of Washington State University Vancouver since July 2012. He is passionate about growing the number of students who successfully complete their academic degrees and expanding access to higher education—especially for the underrepresented. He values campus and community engagement, and has developed a number of strategic partnerships to support economic development and grow the workforce in Southwest Washington and the greater metropolitan area. Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Visit us at The EdUp Experience.  ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!








51: How to lead a large public Higher Education University at the intersection of Education, Business and Technology...during COVID - with Dr. Mary Papazian, President at San Jose State University
Aug 26 2020 51 mins  
The EdUp Experience President Series, Episode #10 - On this episode of The EdUp Experience, we welcome Dr. Mary Papazian, President at San Jose State University,  Mary talks to us about working with local government and the community to address housing issues.  She also discusses enrollment trends at SJSU and what it's like to lead a large public university at the intersection of education, business and technology during the COVID-19 pandemic! As the leader of the oldest public university in the west, the founding campus of the California State University system, and Silicon Valley’s only public university, Dr. Papazian is firmly committed to ensuring the success of all students; maintaining an environment that honors shared governance and is defined by open, transparent, and inclusive leadership; fostering a campus culture of curiosity and discovery; and building enduring campus and community partnerships. Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Visit us at The EdUp Experience.  ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!






















































26: BONUS: EdUp Embedded - Going Beyond Phonics to Teach Reading - with Eaton Donald
Jun 17 2020 44 mins  
Our guest for this Bonus EdUp Embedded episode of The EdUp Experience is Eaton Donald, Director of Strategy for Readably. His organization champions innovative ways to supplement teaching children reading online with a multi-sensory approach using color, position, order, shape and motion, rather than the traditional methods we're all familiar with using phonics. As a parent, Eaton Donald was discouraged by the statistics showing stagnant reading scores from the US Department of Education and limited reading performance beginning in elementary school. He knew there had to be a better way to teach K-6 students how to read. Eaton explains how this innovative system makes learning how to read more intuitive and why he thinks it can radically change the way we teach our children.  And for those who work in higher education, there are a lot of lessons to be learned here in providing online content that is engaging and gives students the ability to create knowledge. For parents, navigating the ups and downs of homeschooling in this post-covid environment, he provides some useful tips for how to make the online learning process more productive, keeping kids coming back for more and setting them up to be lifelong learners!  Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Visit us at The EdUp Experience.  ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!














19: The Business of Higher Education - with Dr. James Toscano
May 21 2020 50 mins  
Dr. James Toscano is the guest on this episode of The EdUp Experience.   Dr. Toscano has about 20 years of experience in public policy and higher education as a national leader in the fight to make college more affordable for American students.  Currently, Dr. Toscano serves as the President of Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to making high-quality, affordable college education a reality for all Americans.  He is also a former vice president at Tidewater Community College, one of the largest in the U.S. and a leader and model for lowering the cost of education for students through the innovative use of open educational resources.   In this episode, Dr. Toscano discusses the erosion of public and student trust in higher education and strategies for regaining that confidence. He also provides some insights into the state of higher education after COVID-19 and what the future will look like for small private institutions, large public universities, and community colleges, with special consideration regarding cost and return on investment for students.   Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next week for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Visit us at The EdUp Experience.  ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!









15: Disruption, Leadership in Crisis, and Re-Imagining the Promise of Higher Education - with Scott Pulsipher
Apr 26 2020 55 mins  
The EdUp Experience President Series #1 Join us as we have a fascinating conversation with Scott Pulsipher, President of Western Governors University. He gives us priceless insights into the winning formula he and his team have used to propel his institution to amazing success in online learning, competency-based learning with more than 120,000 current online students and a global network of more than 170,000 graduates. ● [03.35] Scott Pulsipher chronicles his journey to becoming the President of Western Governors University ● [08.36]  Scott Pulsipher explains how the unique model used at WGU is poised to reinvigorate the promise of higher education ● [12.40]  Scott Pulsipher breaks down exactly how the WGU model works and the benefits of competency-based learning to increase accessibility for the 120,000 students the university services ● [17.15] Scott Pulsipher explains how the competency-based model addresses tuition affordability and financial aid debt ● [20.00] Scott Pulsipher outlines how his leadership role has evolved since the onslaught of COVID-19 ● [27.35] Scott Pulsipher describes why competency-based education has had its detractors and why it should be considered as a way to deliver student-centered, workplace-ready personalized learning ● [34.15] Scott Pulsipher explains why higher education needs to push innovation and embrace disruption in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis ● [38.35] Scott Pulsipher describes how the faculty-student relationship is central to the WGU mission and how colleges and universities can optimize that relationship for improved student outcomes People and Companies We Mentioned in the Show ● Becker Media is our sponsor ● Scott Pulsipher was our guest today. Learn more about Western Governors University. Episode Length: 55:41 Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!











10: Higher Education Marketing: Tik Tok and Beyond - with Maayan Gordon
Mar 30 2020 43 mins  
In This Episode… Join us in a riveting conversation with Mayaan Gordon, a TikTok social media phenom with 1.7 million followers. She gives the inside scoop on how to mobilize social media in higher education to grow an audience quickly and use its content and technology in marketing, as she has had amazing success in her meteoric rise as a social media influencer since October 2019.  ● [03.20] Maayan describes how to conceptualize TikTok for business and higher education marketing to use its content and technology ● [05.45] Maayan provides advice for anyone who wants to jump on Tik Tok and start to create education-related videos ● [07.05]Maayan explains the tools available for Tik Tok creators, including data analytics and provides an overview of how the platform functions ● [09.30] Maayan recounts her story of how she overcame her own personal struggles to become a top social media influencer ● [16.10] Maayan lays out how TikTok can be used in higher education marketing ● [19.20] Maayan breaks down her strategy for creating viral social media content ● [22.35] Maayan gives the pros and cons for higher education marketing professionals to learn Tik Tok marketing strategy versus hiring a social media consultant to deploy content on the platform ● [26.10] Maayan gives insight on the logistics of how videos are created, how marketing leads can captured and converted, the advantages of colleges using Tik Tok for brand awareness and how she keeps challenging herself to grow in this uncharted social media territory ● [36.50] Maayan closes out the show with what she would like to be remembered for and what she sees as the future for higher education People We Mentioned in the Show  ● Maayan Gordan was our guest today. Learn more about her at tiktokinfluencing.com  Episode Length: 42:48  Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!








6: Higher Education and the role of media - with Bernie Weiss
Mar 09 2020 42 mins  
In This Episode… Join us as we have a fascinating conversation with Bernie Weiss, President of iHeartMedia New York. He takes us on his epic career journey in media from his humble beginnings as an account executive with iHeartMedia’s New York cluster in 2004. Get a peek into a media mastermind’s strategy for how higher education can use the power of media to create brand awareness and drive student enrollment with digital marketing. ● [02.15] Bernie Weiss explains his journey to becoming the President of iHeartMedia New York ● [06.20]  Bernie Weiss gives advice for new graduates to be competitive in today’s marketplace ● [11.30]  Bernie Weiss explains his roles and responsibilities at iHeartMedia, the goals and mission of the organization and his hiring process as a hiring manager. ● [21.15] Bernie Weiss explains how colleges can better prepare students for a rigorous hiring process ● [26.05] Bernie Weiss explains how colleges and universities should position themselves in their marketing campaigns to uniquely brand themselves with a “story” in today’s new media marketing environment and what iHeartMedia does to help in their partnerships with institutions ● [33.15] Bernie Weiss describes what he would like to be remembered for and what he sees as the future for higher education People and Companies We Mentioned in the Show ● Bernie Weiss was our guest today. Learn more about iHeartMedia. Episode Length: 36:09 Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!













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