Episode Archives

todd sanders & ryan morejon is on a pontoon boat

This week, we bring the amazing University of Florida social team back to the podcast. For a quick refresher, Todd Sanders is the director of digital communications & social media at UF and Ryan Morejon is UF’s social media specialist. During the episode, we chat with the UF Crew about the importance of creating community within a university content creation, as well as the UF President’s high level of engagement with their team. We also discuss audience interaction on various networks and their strategy on jumping into new networks like TikTok.

lougan & jon

You might recognize our new co-host as our guest from two episodes ago where we discussed Nashville parties and the NFL Draft. Jon Blankenship serves as the director of digital media strategy for Vanderbilt University Development and Alumni Relations. The group talks...

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...

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,...