Podcast

Marketing in the Higher Ed World

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 and housing worlds looks like and what strategies they are using at Auburn. Ms. Barkley has more than 25 years of marketing experience, having worked in…

Knowing and Knowing Better – An Interview with Dr. Peggy Williams

Dr. Peggy 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…

The Podcast Is On The Road At NACUBO – Day One, Sunday July 20th

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 (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…

Mental Health and Substance Abuse On College Campuses

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…

What Does Your Body Language Really Communicate?

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,…

From Professor to President (and Still Professor)

In this podcast episode Edward Burger, President of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, joined us for a second time. Dr. Burger originally spoke with us, 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…

Building Student Community & the VP of Student Affairs Living in a Dorm

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…

From Higher Education to the Weather Channel

A few podcast episodes earlier, we interviewed 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…

Interview with Freeman Hrabowski

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County sat down with us for a fantastic interview about his background, practical advice to everyone in a leadership role, and the effect that on-campus housing has on his campus. Dr. Hrabowski began his career at UMBC in 1987 as Vice Provost, then Executive Vice…

Playing to Your Strengths and Overcoming Adversity

President, Karen Whitney, spoke with us on adversity, utilizing your strengths, and the role of student housing on a university campus. A fascinating interview, Dr. Whitney tells interesting stories and gives practical advice to student affairs professionals everywhere. Since assuming the presidency, Dr. Whitney has led the university to articulate a mission to provide transformative, lifelong…