chester goad & the wail of the potato cat

Chester GoadWarning: Jackie’s cat K.C. (aka The Potato) provides the intro sound effects. Chester Goad works as the director of disability services for Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN. His office works with areas around campus to insure that students receive the appropriate accommodations for their disabilities. Disabilities include physical, mental, and learning disabilities as well as illnesses. Chester also serves on the board of directors for the Association of Higher Education and Disability and is on the editorial review board of the Journal of Postsecondary Education & Disability. In addition to his work at Tennessee Tech, Chester has a podcast called Leaderbyte Stories.

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ed cabellon & all three chrises

Ed CabellonEd Cabellon is the director of administration for the division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Bridgewater State University, and just completed his 2nd Boston Marathon! We talk about The Avengers (don’t worry, no spoilers), and find out which Avenger Ed would be. Jackie shockingly holds her own in a conversation about comic books and superheroes. Ed tells us about empowering students through work opportunities while simultaneously capturing authentic content that he shares in a unique way to help relate to incoming students and their families.

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peyton lipscomb, a camel, a mariachi band, a three legged gator & a cat colony

Peyton Lipscomb is the retention initiatives coordinator at University of West Florida. Her undergraduate advisor in economics suggested her pursue a career a higher education since she loved serving the campus of Mississippi State. She oversees an initiative called Anchor Down for freshmen. Their events are focused around a theme and it issues stickers to professors and students with questions to ignite conversation.

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junior delgado & the cow pasture

Junior Delgado is the director of the Career Center at Westfield State University, a mid-sized college in Westfield, Massachusetts. He started as the coordinator of senior programs 18 years ago and nine years later he started his current role. The center is staffed with 13 people who oversee career services for undergraduates, graduates, and alumni. Junior discusses how the university uses the platform Handshake to promote one on one connections and as a tool to host networking events. His signature lesson topic to prepare students is to have them think about life after Westfield.

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dee goines & the student affairs wrestling kliq

Dee GoinesDee Goines is Director of Residence Life, Housing and Conference Services at The University of North Texas at Dallas. During the show, Dee introduces Lougan and Jackie to the Student Affairs Kliq, a Facebook group for fans of WWE in Student Affairs. UNT Dallas has recently completed it’s first residence hall, so Residence Life is a relatively new department. As such, Resident Assistants are a new concept to the institution. Dee talks about his process for hiring new RAs and about the structure of his new department.

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brian keiser & the higher ed social merch store

Brian Keiser is the director of academic advising at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Brian’s path has been a winding one. He originally went to college to study meteorology, and after several changes in major graduated with a degree in communications studies and a master’s in educational psychology. He’s currently pursuing his Ph.D. in child development and early childhood education, which he claims has nothing do with his job. On the show, we discuss Brian’s work leading Bridgeport’s advising and retention efforts that are funded by a Title III grant from the Department of Education.

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