Connect, Collaborate, Champion!

NACU’s podcast — Connect, Collaborate, Champion! — wrestles with current and future challenges and opportunities in higher education while providing practical insight for campus leaders.

Each episode will feature a unique perspective from higher ed insiders, private industry experts, and other voices to capture new ways of thinking about higher education.

The monthly podcast also will foster a better understanding of an integrated liberal, professional, and civic education.

Thank you to our partner public radio station 91.3 FM WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio!

Ep. 1. Risk Management in Returning to Work (airs July 13)

As higher education prepares to re-open for the fall, we spoke with Bob Bowman, director of Risk Management at The Wendy’s Company, about the mindset and approach needed for mitigating risk for returning to campus.

Ep. 2. My First Year as a First-Time College President (airs Aug 10)

The 2019-20 academic year turned into one of the most unique in the history of higher education. We connected with Dan Lugo, new president at Queens University of Charlotte, about his first-year experience leading through a crisis and his advice to the next cohort of new presidents.

Ep. 3. My 15th and Final Year as a College President (airs Aug 10)

After a very successful 15-year run as the president of Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, Daan Braveman is retiring. We asked him to reflect on his tenure as a revered leader, including what he loves about Naz.

Ep. 4. The New Leadership Imperative: Tech Literacy (airs Sept 14)

While technologies are enabling disruption, do students understand how businesses are being transformed? We talked to Scott Allen, Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University, about teaching students about the future of work and the importance of tech literacy. Here is Scott’s article referenced in the interview.

Ep. 5. Generation Z Entering the Higher Education Workforce (airs Oct 12)

Out of the seven generations alive today, four are in the workforce. Generation Z, the latest to enter the higher ed workforce, may bring about lasting changes. We asked Corey Seemiller, leading expert and author of numerous books on Generation Z, to speculate on the subject for us.