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

steve ostendorff & the temporary spartan race route

Steve Ostendorff is the director of graduate admissions at Bank Street Graduate School of Education in Manhattan. We talk about commuting to work, and what Steve does to pass the time on his two-hour train ride. Part of his daily routine includes taking a nap, but more importantly doing his homework – because he’s also a part-time doctoral student. Steve tells Lougan and Jackie about his department’s efforts to roll out an online course.

Recent Episodes

steve ostendorff & the temporary spartan race route

Steve Ostendorff is the director of graduate admissions at Bank Street Graduate School of Education in Manhattan. We talk about commuting to work, and what Steve does to pass the time on his two-hour train ride. Part of his daily routine includes taking a nap, but...

REBROADCAST: hope cooper buckner & the monograms

Jackie and Lougan will be back on March 21, but in the mean time enjoy this episode with Hope Cooper Buckner! This week we talk to Hope Cooper Buckner, the assistant director of communications at Belmont University.  Aside from dealing with Lougan on a regular basis,...

REBROADCAST: bruce floyd & the standing desk

Jackie and Lougan are taking a two week breather from the show. They'll be back on March 21, but in the mean time enjoy the Gator Fax episode! Episode 80 welcomes Bruce Floyd, Social Media Manager for the Florida Gators. He takes us behind the scenes of his social...

martin sickafoose & alumni relations is more than just football

This week we talked alumni relations with Martin Sickafoose, the vice president of digital marketing at the Purdue Alumni Association. Martin talks about the different ways Purdue reaches out to their many thousands of alumni and the challenges of communicating to...

jackie milhans & chicago seafood

It was guaranteed that Jackie and Lougan wouldn't forget this week's guest, Jackie Milhans! She works as the manager of research computing team at Northwestern University, and Jackie V. nerds out hard with her about data. She tells Jackie and Lougan all about data...