Leading in a Campus Network with Cheryl Richards

Dr. Cheryl Richards is the CEO and Regional Dean at Northeastern University at Charlotte, a node campus in Northeastern’s Lifelong Learning Network. In this episode, Cheryl discusses her path to higher education and how she wove together a diverse group of professional experiences. These experiences led to her being named as NEU’s first regional campus CEO. She also talks about the changing landscape of higher education and the opportunities on the horizon for the industry. These opportunities include new ways of thinking about corporate and employee training solutions.

In part two of the interview, Cheryl reflects on her leadership journey and the experiences that have shaped her leadership style today. In addition, she outlines important competencies that all rising leaders in higher education will need, including business acumen. The interview closes out with advice for new leaders in higher education.

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Auxiliary Services with Jim Earle

With competition growing to enroll students on America’s campuses, colleges must act to meet the growing expectations of students and parents. Dr. Jim Earle, Associate Vice Chancellor for Business and Auxiliary Services at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses how campuses are changing to meet these needs. He also discusses his perspective on customer service and the role auxiliary services plays in the overall student experience.

In the second part of the episode, Jim offers his insights into leadership, the leaders that have influenced him the most, and the moment in his own career that changed the way he looks at leadership.

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Student Affairs with Sharon Basso

Dr. Sharon Basso is the Vice President for Student Affairs at Claremont McKenna College. Sharon shares with listeners her path to higher education. The conversation explores a number of topics around current trends in student affairs and the challenges that students are experiencing on today’s college campus.

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Show Introduction with J.P. Matychak

In this episode, listeners meet the Growing Higher Ed Leaders podcast host, Dr. J.P. Matychak. He walks the listeners through his personal journey into higher education and outlines his higher education leadership experiences.

J.P. introduces the background for the show and outlines the three key reasons why aspiring leaders in higher education should tune and subscribe:

– Each episode features a new conversation with current or former leaders in higher education, practitioner-scholars, as well as the occasional expert in the education of higher education administrators.

– The goal of each episode is simple, to provide the listener with helpful insights to become better leaders in the field of higher education. Guests share their stories and important lessons-learned to help listeners achieve this goal.

-From student affairs to public relations, the college campus boasts any number of roles to fit the backgrounds and career aspirations for future higher education administrators. Guests represent a wide-range of these organizational units.

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