Dealing with Students’ Parents

In the student affairs world, dealing with parents is something we do almost as much as dealing with the students.  In this episode, we spoke with the interim Vice President for Student Affairs at Auburn University, Lady Cox about dealing with parents. She told us some funny stories about some experiences she’s had and gave some great…

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…

Making the Recruitment Process a Positive and Effective Experience

Recruitment is such an exciting time. We are given the opportunity to look at our team, see how we’ve grown, and find new members to bring into the fold. While recruitment has never been my primary job, I have always enjoyed the process. It can also be a stressful experience…student affairs professional recruitment tends to…

Developing Leaders in Student Affairs – Interview with Kim Moistner-Bartlett

You can listen to audio version of the podcast above (or via iTunes), or you can view the video version below. Kim Moistner-Bartlett sat down with us and talked 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…

International Student Affairs – Interview and Photos with Tonya Neumeier

If you have ever wondered what student affairs in higher education looks like on an international scale, don’t miss the video below.  Tonya Neumeier, Vice President of University and Client Relations at Capstone On-Campus, sat down with us and re-lived the ACUI International Study Tour of the Arabian Gulf.  In the video podcast below, she…

Join the Conversation Episode 20 – Interview with Steve Waller

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…

Students Experiences with the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

Capstone On-Campus has long been a proud partner and supporter of NASPA.  This year we teamed up with NASPA to be a sponsor of their NUFP program (NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program.)  Part of our sponsorship sent 4 fellows to the NASPA Annual Conference in Orlando this spring. Here is a what a couple of them…

Houses Become Homes

This article describes housing assignment day at Harvard.  From the description, you might mistake the euphoric atmosphere for a pep rally or the opening day of football season in the South. This is the type of excitement and community building that can occur when a housing and residence life program is positioned correctly and is…

Join the Conversation Episode 15 – Interview with Dr. Sue Henderson

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 Dr. Sue Henderson, President of…

Burst Your Own Bubble Daily

A short blog article (Unpack Your Knapsack) from an Assistant Director for Residence Life at The Ohio State University, Aramis Watson, inspired me to go reinvest time each day to burst my own bubble. In the blog post, Watson was encouraged in a RA class to question her own biases and predisposition to see the…

Interview with TJ Logan

We interviewed TJ Logan on “forward-thinking” in the student affairs world. TJ is the Associate Director of Housing for Administrative Services at the University of Florida and is a leader in the world of student affairs innovation. Watch the video below, or listen to the audio through the media player at the top of this…

Upcoming Interview with NASPA President, Dr. Kevin Kruger

Tomorrow at 12:00 CST we will be talking to Dr. Kevin Kruger, President of NASPA, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Join us for this live, dynamic discussion about the latest trends and news in student affairs.  This podcast is sure to get you excited for the NASPA Annual Conference which kicks off in…