higher ed social

a podcast for higher education
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About the Show

Hosted by Lougan Bishop and Jackie Vetrano, 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.

Higher Ed Social is part of the ConnectEDU network, the first podcast network for higher education, which brings together brilliant minds in the higher ed space and breaks down silos.

Latest Episode

michael lemus & stewart, the world’s most expensive cat

Michael Lemus is a program coordinator at The Serna Center at California State University – Sacramento, which focuses on leadership and empowerment of underrepresented students. Prior to his new role, Michael was an academic advisor. Michael wants to remind his student workers that staff members are still learning too. He doesn’t believe in resolutions, he believes in intentions.

Disclaimer: Michael’s opinions on this episode are his own and do not represent his employer. 

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Recent Episodes

milos topic & we’re still not used to 2019

Milos Topic is the vice president for information technology and operations and oversees facilities at St. Peter's University in Jersey City, New Jersey. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in business administration, which he will finish in the spring. His belief is...

jonathan hardy & not skype for business

Jonathan Hardy is the IT Director for Systems Engineering and Telephone Services at the University of Georgia, where he leads teams on storage, virtualization, database, Office 365, and campus security.  Each day he works with something different behind the scenes. He...

four years of higher ed social

Happy New Year from Higher Ed Social! This week we’re going to share some New Years Resolutions inspired by some of our favorite episodes of 2018. Don’t worry. It’s not like we failed to find a guest this week, and it’s way more than just a recap episode. THERE ARE...

natalie williams & the many bird mascots of the OVC

For our final episode of the 2018 season, we chatted with Natalie Williams from Iowa State University. As the academic coordinator for men's basketball and women's softball, she monitors and supports student-athletes academically to ensure compliance with NCAA...

christine figgener & the sea turtles

Christine Figgener is a marine conservation biologist, a Ph.D. candidate at Texas A&M University and Time Magazine recently recognized her as a '2018 Next Generation Leader.' Christine is credited with helping spark the anti-plastic movement with her viral video...