higher ed social

a podcast for higher education
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About the Show

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

They say that every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end, and in this week’s episode we say goodbye to Jackie as a co-host and producer of the show. Take a listen and hear what Jackie has been up to lately and her plans for the future. Don’t forget to follow Jackie on Twitter and Linkedin. Good luck to her in all her future endeavors! 

Recent Episodes

jackie vetrano & new beginnings

They say that every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end, and in this week’s episode we say goodbye to Jackie as a co-host & producer of the show. Take a listen to hear what Jackie has been up to lately as well as her plans for the future. Click the...

john delony & the other one fifty three

On this week’s episode, we talk sit down with John Delony, the Associate Provost and Dean of Students at Belmont University. John talks about how his own mental health challenges proved to be an important turning point in his life. Those events inspired him to take...

jon blankenship & the batter of winterfell

This week we talked with Jon Blankenship, the director of digital media strategy for Vanderbilt University Development & Alumni Relations. Jon worked with Lougan at Belmont for more than 8 years before his move across Wedgewood Avenue to Vanderbilt. We talk about...

jen doak-mathewson & the task of the husky

Jen Doak-Mathewson is the Director of Engagement and Acquisition at the University of Connecticut Foundation. We talk about the increased frequency of integrating a university's alumni association and foundation, which Jen experienced herself at UConn. We also talk...

orlando leon & reporting on-location

Orlando Leon is the chief information officer at California State University, Fresno. He tells us all about his love of IT – both the tech and business side – and his early memories in his father's memorabilia store. Lougan and Orlando talk about old-school Play...