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

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 Station hacks, and we celebrate Lougan’s 11-year anniversary at Belmont.

Recent Episodes

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...

steve gavazzi & the story behind land-grant universities

Steve Gavazzi is a professor of human development & family science at The Ohio State University. While Steve is a marriage and family research scientist by training, he's also been interested in the mission of land-grant institutions. That interest led him to...

ted fox & the free meal

Ted Fox works at his alma mater, the University Notre Dame, as executive administrator of the Office of the Provost. Before his return to Notre Dame, he worked a ESPN as a production assistant. The group talks about the intersection of podcasting and higher ed,...

kate post & the deep hole of space

On this week’s episode, we chat with the incredible Kate Post, digital engagement lead at California State University, Chico. She has a master’s degree in Japanese and planned to go into translation work, but found a passion for communications and social media. She...

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...