Liz Toombs on her experience in transforming student housing spaces into havens of mental well-being.

In today’s episode, we’re chatting with Liz Toombs of PDR Interiors, about her experience in transforming student housing spaces into havens of mental well-being. Liz, a Certified Interior Decorator, has channeled her expertise into creating spaces that not only look beautiful but also promote mental health across numerous campuses. Her work, recognized by major media…

Podcast | There IS Life After College

Best selling author and award winning columnist, Jeff Selingo joined us to talk about his most recent book, There Is Life After College.  We talked about the way this generation is learning and how it affects the transition to life after college, how residential education is more important than ever, and his favorite phone apps.…

Podcast | How I Got Into Student Housing – Melynda Davis

Melynda Davis is COCM’s director at Campus Town at The College of New Jersey.  She joined us for the latest installment of our “How I Got Into Student Housing” series. If you haven’t been following this series, the episodes are designed to be a fairly quick look into how these housing professionals got into this…

Podcast | How I Got Into Student Housing – Debbie Daniels

Our latest post in the “How I Got Into Student Housing” series features Debbie Daniels, COCM’s Director of Edgewood Commons at Frostburg State University. If you haven’t been following this series, the episodes are designed to be a fairly quick look into how these housing professionals got into this field.  In every episode you hear,…

Podcast | How I Got Into Student Housing – Jen Oliver

We’re back with another edition of “How I Got Into Student Housing.” In this episode we’re joined by COCM’s director of facilities and conference services art Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MASSART), Jen Oliver. Come hear how she went from being a pre-med student to where she is now. If you haven’t been following this…

Podcast | How I Got Into Student Housing – Amy Lorenz

The third installment of our “How I Got Into Student Housing” is an interview with Amy Lorenz, the director for Centennial and Falcon Heights at Bowling Green State University. If you haven’t been following this series, the episodes are designed to be a fairly quick look into how these housing professionals got into this field.  In…

Podcast | How I Got Into Student Housing – Michelle Smith

In the second episode in a series we’re calling “How I Got Into Student Housing,” we’re interviewing COCM employees at sites all around the country asking them what brought them to this field.  It’s a fascinating look at what makes people who work in student housing tick. In this episode we interviewed the Director Housing…

Podcast | Considering Good Business Writing and the Flaws With How It’s Taught

Joining us on the podcast today is college instructor, and veteran business writing and presentation skills coach, Dr. Wilma Davidson. Dr. Davidson is an instructor of Professional and Technical Communication at the University of South Florida and author of the Third Revised Edition of Business Writing: What Works, What Won’t, published by St. Martin’s Griffin. Dr. Davidson spoke…

Podcast | How I Got Into Student Housing – Mecca Marsh

In a new series we’re calling “How I Got Into Student Housing,” we’re interviewing COCM employees at sites all around the country asking them what brought them to this field.  It’s a fascinating look at what makes people who work in student housing tick. In this episode we interviewed the Director of Spartan Suites at…

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…

The Importance of Effective Storytelling in Communication

When speaking in public forums there is no better way to illustrate a point than to tell a story. 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…

Join the Conversation Episode 16 – Interview with Jeff Selingo

In this interview, we spoke to 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…