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Hosted by Lougan Bishop and Jon Blankenship, Higher Ed Social is a weekly podcast dedicated to those that work in higher education. In each episode, we dive into the lives and careers of people who help make colleges and universities work. So sit back, relax and get ready for some fun conversation.

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Hosted by Lougan Bishop and Jon Blankenship, Higher Ed Social is a weekly podcast dedicated to those that work in higher education. In each episode, we dive into the lives and careers of people who help make colleges and universities work. So sit back, relax and get ready for some fun conversation.

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By AmaandaR - May 09 2019
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This show was one of my entry points as I’ve started exploring a career in higher ed. I love the mix of hearing great things people do, but also the “human” side of it - it’s not all about the work!

Fun show!

By mr6424 - Aug 27 2017
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Fun to hear the goings-ons of other higher ed professionals! Keep up the entertaining work!

iTunes Ratings

15 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
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0

Love it!

By AmaandaR - May 09 2019
Read more
This show was one of my entry points as I’ve started exploring a career in higher ed. I love the mix of hearing great things people do, but also the “human” side of it - it’s not all about the work!

Fun show!

By mr6424 - Aug 27 2017
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Fun to hear the goings-ons of other higher ed professionals! Keep up the entertaining work!
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Higher Ed Social

Latest release on Jan 16, 2020

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russell lowery-hart & empowering students to succeed

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This week we discuss the barriers faced by low-income students with Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, president of the Amarillo College. In his time as president, he’s overseen significant increases in student retention and graduation rates while also working to make his institution an economic driver for the community and region. On the show, Dr. Lowery-Hart shares how Amarillo College made such radical change happen and the many opportunities for higher education to break tradition and adapt to a changing world.

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Episode 180

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Jan 16 2020

25mins

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brendan foley & this is 2020

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This week, Lougan talks with Brendan Foley, the director of communications for the Morehead-Cain Foundation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brendan is responsible for creating and implementing a content strategy that supports Morehead-Cain’s many goals. Whether it’s recruiting the brightest students across the globe or inspiring alumni to participate in the Foundation’s first-ever capital campaign, Brendan creates content that encompasses every aspect of student and alumni journeys.

On the show, we discuss Brendan’s work and how he made the jump from award-winning broadcast news producer and journalist to higher education. Brendan’s wife Jenna Hartwell is also an Higher Ed Social alum! Check out Jenna’s episode from October 2018!

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Episode 179

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0179.mp3

Jan 09 2020

27mins

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jackie vetrano & five years of higher ed social

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If you can believe it, it’s the FIVE YEAR anniversary of Higher Ed Social! To celebrate, host emerita Jackie Vetrano is back on the show this week. It’s been a semester of change for her as she recently graduated with a Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown University. AND she started her new position as assistant director of marketing & prospect management at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Jackie and Lougan talk about the ins and outs of generating and nurturing leads and reminisce about the last five years of the podcast. 

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Episode 178

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0178.mp3Subscribe on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Google PlaySubscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Stitcher

Dec 19 2019

25mins

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martha saunders & what it’s like to be president

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be university president? This week on the show, Lougan talks with Dr. Martha Saunders, President of the University of West Florida. In her more than three decades in higher education, Dr. Saunders has served in multiple academic and leadership roles and has led UWF a to new heights. Lougan chats with her about how she became a university president, her strategic vision and how the resources in west Florida helped drive the creation of new and innovative programs at UWF. 

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Episode 177

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Dec 12 2019

20mins

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kevin singer & the IDEALS research

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Kevin Singer is a PhD student in higher education at North Carolina State University where he serves as a Research Associate for the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS). He also serves as Co-Director of Neighborly Faith, an org helping evangelical college students to build bridges of friendship with people of other faiths, and teaches world religions at two community colleges. IDEALS recently released a national report called “Friendships Matter” about befriending people across all faiths. Lougan and Kevin talk about consequences of online behavior as well as empathy in conversations one might disagree with. When he’s not in higher ed, he’s hanging out with his wife and their 4 kids.

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Episode 176

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Dec 05 2019

25mins

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REBROADCAST: james stafford & that feeling you get from an excel spreadsheet

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We’re taking a little break from recording the next couple of weeks, so enjoy Jackie and Lougan’s episode with James Stafford! 

James Stafford is the director of marketing and public relations at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. He never planned on going into higher ed, but stumbled into it by being a data nerd. James shares his love for how excel sheets can solve a lot of problems. James current tasks vary from changing the virtual tour to the military appreciation football game. The group discusses the challenges of being in university photos and hiding from 360 degree camera. James and Lougan discuss cameras and the potential of iPhone video. And Lougan pulls out his 11 year old OG iPhone and yes, it still works. 

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Episode 137 REBROADCAST

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0137-RE.mp3

Nov 21 2019

47mins

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jason miller & the groundhog

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Jason Miller is the digital specialist at York University in Toronto, Canada. As part of the central communications office, Jason’s has his hands in a lot of digital work, but his primary job is to develop the university-wide social media strategy and assist various areas across campus with their digital strategies. Lougan and Jason talk about the quirks of being in charge of social media, and why we love doing what we do. We also talk about the fun little things he does outside his role, and how doing those types of things are important.

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Episode 175

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0175.mp3Subscribe on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Google PlaySubscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Stitcher

Nov 14 2019

24mins

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cathy dunn & the journey of a librarian

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Cathy Dunn is an acquisitions librarian at her alma mater, Mississippi State University. Lougan and Cathy talk about how she chose her career and the way digital information has changed the landscape of being a librarian. They also discuss the importance of libraries when it comes to the dissemination of information in the current age.

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Episode 174

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0174.mp3Subscribe on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Google PlaySubscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Stitcher

Nov 07 2019

34mins

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eric stoller & the lunch episode

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Eric Stoller is the vice president of digital strategy at GeckoEngage. You may know him from his articles on Inside Higher Ed, his speaking engagements and his consulting work around digital engagement. He’s always loved doing marketing and public relations, but never wanted to work for an agency. Eric’s experiences in student development services at University of Illinois Chicago and enrollment management at Oregon State University really cemented interest in the intersection of technology and student success. He’s had an incredible and unique journey through the world of higher education. 

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Episode 173

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Oct 31 2019

28mins

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#heweb19 & the return of the golden nuggets

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What’s better than actually going to the HighEdWeb Conference? Recording an episode with your friends that actually went! At least that’s what Lougan is telling himself this week as he welcomes Jackie and Jon-Stephen back to the show along with new guest Alaina Wiens. We chat about what it’s like running social media for the conference, and the various presentations they gave. We also talk about the “golden nuggets” they are taking back home this year. 

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Episode 172

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0172.mp3Subscribe on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Google PlaySubscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Stitcher

Oct 24 2019

40mins

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