We'd love to share our favorite affirmations, shout-outs, and hat tips from college presidents and chancellors who, despite the challenges they experience throughout the year, always seem to lead with gratitude.
Don Pope-Davis, Dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology, Ohio State University, discusses the Dean’s Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows Program, the thinking and groundwork that led to its development, and preparing a campus culture for any large-scale diversity initiative.
Bryan Brayboy, President's Professor, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University, discusses indigenous students' challenges in higher ed, efforts and missteps of institutions addressing Native populations' needs, and the deep history of rights and responsibilities in U.S. democracy.
Dr. Bridget Burns, Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance, shares the wisdom of higher ed leaders as they discuss how focusing on self-care and also on their institution, students, and community can rejuvenate them in moments of burnout.
TJ Stewart, Assistant Professor of Student Affairs & Higher Education at Iowa State University, discusses unrecognized student groups in need of equitable treatment, the myths and realities of critical race theory, and faculty and staff activism in the interest of social justice.
Alexander Cartwright, University of Central Florida President, discusses receiving an enormous philanthropic gift, partnering with community colleges, and new leadership lessons learned during the pandemic.
Dr. Bridget Burns, Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance, celebrates International Podcast Day with a look back at 5 must-listen episodes of the Innovating Together Podcast, a series of conversations with higher ed leaders currently in the top 5% of podcasts in the U.S.
Michael Rao, President of Virginia Commonwealth University, discusses recognizing the education that most students want and need, returning to campus during the pandemic, and how to be a more effective and efficient leader.
Maria Flynn, President and CEO of Jobs for the Future, discusses connecting college graduates with employment opportunities, the skills required in an evolving career marketplace, and the challenges of scaling a nonprofit within a volatile ecosystem.
Kim Wilcox, Chancellor of the University of California, Riverside, discusses the impact of alliances in higher education, the ideals and realities of collegiate athletics, and yet another surge in the COVID pandemic.