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The Education & Empowerment Podcast

The Education & Empowerment Podcast explores success and advancement through education by interviewing today's top leaders in the fields of education, business and technology. This show is brought to you by 4stay, a SaaS-enabled Online Booking marketplace for student and intern housing. Learn more at: https://4stay.com/

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The Role of Career Colleges in Addressing Job Market Challenges: Examples of Leadership from WyoTech Founder
Welcome back to the Education and Empowerment Podcast. Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with Wheatland, Wyoming Rancher and Businessman Jim Mathis who purchased WyoTech in 2018, a top-notch training school that generates career ready graduates for the growing demand for mechanics in the automotive and diesel industry. Since its purchase, the school has grown exponentially. As a former student, second time President, and now CEO/Owner, Jim Mathis knows firsthand the value technical training has, not only on the ranching industry, but on all industries across America. Throughout his career, Jim has supported technical training schools across the country.From him we can learn how important it is for students to get hands-on experience in American industries - giving students a real-world understanding of how it all comes together. We hope you enjoy this episode with Jim Mathis. Show notes:Getting into higher educationWhat is Career Colleges and how they are difference from traditional colleges and universitiesWhat is your current view of the job market? Are we seeing a shortage of certain trades/skills?What is WyoTechWhat makes WyoTech differentTeaching Philosophies of WyoTechThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
24:37 18/02/2024
Educate, Empower and Elevate
In this episode, Kenneth T. Christensen, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our podcast. As the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Illinois Institute of Technology, his journey through the world of education has been nothing short of inspiring. Kenneth's passion for education and his extensive contributions to engineering, research, and industry partnerships have made him a distinguished figure in academia. His insights today promise to be both enlightening and empowering. Whether you're a student, an aspiring academic, or simply curious about the evolving landscape of education, this episode is for you. We'll delve into Kenneth T. Christensen's experiences, achievements, and the impact of Elevate program. So, sit back, relax, and prepare to be inspired as we explore the world of education and empowerment with Kenneth T. Christensen.Show notes:What is Elevate ProgramHow Elevate Program worksWhat Impact Elevate in the world of educationWhy Elevate is different from other similar programsThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
28:24 15/11/2023
Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders: Student Housing and Education Transformation
In this episode, we have two remarkable guests joining us – Christopher Chambers and Sam Wiggins.Christopher Chambers, a native of Washington D.C., brings a wealth of experience as a Professor of Media Studies at Georgetown University. He's not only excelled academically but has also contributed significantly to international conflict resolution efforts and affordable student housing initiatives.Sam Wiggins, the Chairman and CEO of Student Housing of America, Inc., has over 25 years of executive leadership experience and a strong commitment to community service. His work spans both the private and government sectors, making him a key figure in empowering students and supporting minority-owned businesses.Now, let's dive into our discussion on education, empowerment, and the critical role of affordable student housing with our esteemed guests, Christopher Chambers and Sam Wiggins.Show notes:SHA support its Mission of Empowering Students through Affordable HousingChallenges and Opportunities in Student HousingThe Role of SHA in Providing Affordable Housing Innovations in Student HousingPrograms and Initiatives aimed at the Future of Student Housing?This show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
46:31 01/11/2023
The Changing Landscape of Higher Ed ROI: Insights and Challenges
In this episode, two esteemed guests, Mackenzie Bishop and Chris Moloney, shed light on the evolving dynamics of Higher Education Return on Investment (ROI). Their wealth of experience and passion for education bring invaluable insights to the forefront.Mackenzie Bishop, a seasoned education professional, boasts an impressive 13-year journey in progressive leadership roles across various educational settings. From intensive English programs to universities, she intimately understands the challenges and lifecycle of the student journey. Currently serving as the university partnership development lead for Virtual Internships, Mackenzie actively contributes to the education community through conference presentations and publications. Committed to advocacy and empowering students, her dedication continues to shape the future of education.Chris Moloney, PhD, brings a diverse background to the discussion as the Associate Vice President and Associate Managing Principal for Consulting within the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB). With a 100-year history of serving the higher education industry's governance and strategy needs, AGB is at the forefront of addressing leadership and strategic challenges in colleges and universities. Chris's extensive experience in leadership roles, research, and teaching enriches his contributions. Additionally, his involvement with the CORE Education Foundation underscores his commitment to supporting non-traditional and under-represented students in their pursuit of education and workforce opportunities.Join this dynamic duo as they navigate the path toward a more impactful and empowering higher education experience. Through their collective knowledge, they strive to shape a brighter future for students and institutions, ensuring that education remains a catalyst for personal growth, career development, and societal progress.Show notes:Setting the Context of the ROI Discussion Types of Student OutcomesTimeframe for Student OutcomesQualitative vs. Quantitative MeasuresGovernance / leadership aspects of ROI Concrete examples to help with ROI from outside Solutions to hit multiple ROI pointsThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
43:38 28/07/2023
"Redefining Education: Expanding the Concept of Educator and Community in Schools" by Karen Pittman & Gary Briggs
In this episode, Join renowned youth advocate Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, and education expert Gary Briggs, Director of Systems Impact at the New Teacher Center, in a transformative discussion. They explore the power of broadening the concept of educators to include the community, fostering a collaborative environment where students thrive beyond traditional classrooms. Together, they envision a future where partnerships between educators and communities empower the youth for a more inclusive society.Karen Pittman is a well-known youth advocate and the founder and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality and effectiveness of youth programs and initiatives. She has also served on several boards and committees related to education, including the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future.Gary Briggs is the Director of Systems Impact at the New Teacher Center, a national non-profit organization that focuses on improving teacher effectiveness and student learning. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Learning Officer for the Minnesota Department of Education and has over 20 years of experience in education, including serving as a classroom teacher, principal, and district administrator.Show notes:What is the traditional idea of a teacher, and why does it need to be expanded?Can you share some examples of how educators can collaborate with other stakeholders, such as parents and community members, to improve student outcomes?How can educators adapt to different learning styles and environments to better support student success?How can technology be leveraged to support student-centered learning?How can we better value and recognize student knowledge and experiences in the education system?How can we broaden the definition of stakeholders in the school ecosystem to better support student success?This show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
39:20 19/07/2023
Unlocking Student Potential Through Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL)
The TOEFL test prepares students for university studies, immigration, and more. Candidates who are preparing for the exam are working hard. What does it mean to do well on the TOEFL test? What can students do to achieve success? How do language exams benefit international students?  Today we welcome Michelle Hampton, the Director of Institutional Relations for TOEFL who has been at ETS for 19 years. As we discuss the TOEFL exams with her, we will gain a deeper understanding of their structure and function. Ready to explore with us? Let’s jump into the episode.Story Notes:What inspired you to pursue this field? Describe what drives you to be passionate about this.To begin with, what is TOEFL? Could you compare it to IELTS and other tests?Do you have any tips on how to successfully complete the exam?What is the average English level of participants from middle eastern countries? What is the average English level of students from west eastern countries?What are the benefits of taking the TOEFL, studying for the TOEFL, and getting a high score?Is there a reason why so many countries want to communicate in English?What are some ways to prepare for the TOEFL test?What resources do you recommend for students or teachers?This show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
38:00 16/03/2023
Metaverse Effect on Student Life by Rami Kalla
In the world of technology, keeping up with the latest developments can be difficult. When COVID-19 occurred, internet-based marketing and communication tools became more visible. The nature of interaction has changed. Zoom lectures and online exams are common today. We can take a virtual tour of an apartment from the comfort of our own home. Let's examine why this is so relevant. In this episode, we are delighted to welcome Rami Kalla. He is the executive producer, owner, and founder of Point in Time Studios specializing in student and multifamily housing videos and marketing. Students will benefit from his wisdom about getting information, experience, technology, and knowledge from other industries. Story Notes:What inspired you to pursue economics and finance? Learning financial literature is important for any industry professionalHow can universities leverage these financial decisions to succeed? Why is your content so valuable to students?Ways to help students build skills that will be useful for their future careers, especially the junior levelsHow can students benefit from financial education using technology?This show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
24:36 21/02/2023
Student Support As A Backbone For Students Success
As a result of the post-pandemic environment, student expectations have changed. Students and educational institutions jumped on online platforms for lectures; however, social engagement could not be substituted. Educational leaders and stakeholders are asking: how can we adapt and connect with students' new expectations?Dr. Vazquez is passionate about education and believes in helping students succeed. In order to provide her students with support and guidance and help them build their careers for a better future, she is committed to developing meaningful relationships with them.Dr. Chitpasong Vazquez, the President of California Miramar University, shared with us best practices around student engagement programs and made a case for successful student retention and acquisition. As a means of ensuring student success, Dr. Vazquez will tell her story of leveraging student support.Story Notes:Discussion of Dr. Vazquez-Joruney in higher education Analyzing how the pandemic impacted online learningLearning about how students overcome social distancingExamining the future of universities + the trends in higher education Exploring successful programs at California Miramar UniversityProviding advice to those who wish to pursue higher educationThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
23:06 17/01/2023
Solving Emergency Issues in Student Housing by Pam Blumenthal
People seek different things in society for different reasons. It was a period of low interest rates and rising stock values during the pandemic. Therefore, mainstream investors were pleased. Insecurity in student housing has existed for a long time, and has been exacerbated by the Pandemic. Is it likely they would know what was happening in the educational system for children from low-income families? No way! Based on official facts and news, a 40% rent increase renders them homeless and unable to survive.Take Pam Blumenthal's words into consideration: we can make a positive impact on society, assist students in finding housing, and make a positive difference to students' lives. If we pursue funding, seek it out, and follow up on it, we may be able to provide students with affordable housing. Pam Blumenthal, Director of the Affordable Rents for College Students program at College Housing Northwest, brings energy and years of leadership experience to this episode. Pam will help raise awareness of the equity gap in education!Story Notes:Discussing Pam's career in student housingExploring inequalities in education and the importance of colleges providing basic needs to retain studentsIdentifying the limitations that contribute to student housing issuesDiscussing the importance of fundraising and Pam's background in it Examining student housing programs that provide opportunities for students to succeedAnalyzing the nonprofit college housing modelThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
28:20 27/12/2022
Building the Momentum: Focusing on Emerging Trends in English Language Programs
In this episode, we are delighted to speak with Cheryl Delk-Le Good and Haviva Parnes. We took time to discuss emerging trends in the English language industry and the role of EnglishUSA in providing up-to-date tools and resources for education and ELT professionals to empower their students, programs, and organizations better.Cheryl Delk-Le Good has been active in international education for more than 25 years and has served as EnglishUSA’s Executive Director since 2015. She has served in multiple leadership positions during her career including President of EnglishUSA, Communications & Promotions Director for UCIEP, IEP Network Leader for the International Enrollment Management Knowledge Community for NAFSA, and Commissioner/Treasurer for the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. For 15 years, Cheryl served as director and faculty of the Intensive English Program at Georgia State University. Prior to moving to Atlanta, she taught at Western Michigan University and Michigan State University. She has authored two ESL textbooks and has conducted multiple program and curriculum reviews, nationally and internationally. She earned her BA from Illinois Wesleyan University and MA degrees in French and TESOL from Michigan State University. Haviva Parnes, is the President of EnglishUSA and the US Head of Operations for EC English Language Centers. She oversees accreditation, licensing, and internal policies and procedures, as well as working with US Center Directors and Directors of Study. This is to ensure academic quality and consistency in EC schools. With over 20 years' experience in the field, Haviva served on EnglishUSA's board in an advocacy role from 2015-2017, and she is currently an ACCET commissioner. Story Notes:Discovering Cheryl Delk-Le Good and Haviva Parnes' pathways to successful international education careersAnalyzing the latest policies and data trends at English Language CentersDiscussing the importance of EnglishUSA and membership opportunities Learning about the benefits of having a language training visaExploring EnglishUSA advocacy effortsExamining how demand has changed in the student housing market This show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
53:49 20/12/2022
Emerging Global Partnerships Models; A compass for the future! with Dr. Ray Lutzky
In this episode, we are honored to bring Dr. Ray Lutzky. Dr Lutzky is an American professor, education technology (EdTech) consultant and communications expert who has worked with many of the world’s most innovative and recognizable universities.  In his current role, Dr Lutzy is Vice President at Academic Partnerships, a leading EdTech company based in Dallas, Texas that helps universities increase student access to top-quality, affordable and workforce-relevant education delivered online. Dr Lutzky is keen to share the unique experience that he gained through enrollment management leadership roles at Cornell, New York University (NYU), Pace University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and more. In this episode, Dr. Ray and Bakhtiyor will expand the topic about ‘Emerging Global Partnerships Models; A compass for the future!’ Story Notes:Journey in Higher EducationWhat is the Most Important for you as a Higher Education LeaderWhat Changed Higher Education after the PandemicWhat Underlying Cause for Institutions to Compete Alone Scaling a Facility in InstitutionsDifference Between the Revenue Share Model VS Fee for Service ModelThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
26:58 16/11/2022
Improving Students Lives, Not Only Enrollment Numbers by Myron Pope
In this episode, Dr. Myron Pope was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Dr. Myron Pope is a visionary and collaborative leader with over 25 years of work experience serving as a higher education administrator and educator.  In his most recent role, as the Vice President of Student Life at the University of Alabama, he focused on enrollment and retention strategies, student support and advocacy, the promotion of students’ involvement, diversity and inclusion programming, fraternity/sorority life, and the creation of co-curricular learning experiences. In this episode, Myrone and Bakhtiyor will expand the topic about ‘Improving Students Lives, Not Only Enrollment Numbers’Story Notes:How did you come into Higher EducationMost Important Aspect for Student Affairs ProfessionalsBest Methods in Enrollment ManagementDriven Data Informed InstitutionsMental Health of the Students are ImportantChallenges for Student HousingThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
29:40 20/09/2022
Connecting Students with Future Opportunities
In this episode, Nicholas Sacco was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Nicholas Sacco was born in Northern California, and moved to San Diego in 2000 to attend University of California, San Diego. He got his degree in international relations and soon began working in international education. After teaching in Tijuana, Mexico and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nick returned to San Diego and founded Connect English in 2008.With a fresh and energetic approach to affordable education, Connect English has provided English learning experiences for international students around the world. The school has trained well over 10,000 students. Many of those students have made the transition to colleges and universities in the USA. And many more have gone on to join the workforce with the communication skills and confidence needed for success.In this episode, Nicholas Sacco will share his insights on connecting students with future opportunities.Story Notes:What is Connect EnglishChallenges for Students who Wants to Learn another LanguageWhat Makes Connect English UniqueLanguage Training During the PandemicConnect English Success StoriesThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
35:18 28/07/2022
Discover Your Potential Through Language Learning
In this episode, Mike Shangkuan was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Mike Shangkuan is an EdTech entrepreneur, fitness fanatic, and polyglot, speaking six languages - English, German, Spanish, French, Chinese and Japanese. As a pioneer in language learning, he is the CEO of Lingoda GmbH, Europe’s leading online language school, where he is in charge of the company’s strategy and daily business.He is also a former natural bodybuilder and competed at several international competitions. He is a graduate of Yale University and he holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. This episode will cover his career that started from Wall Street, PwC to education tech company CEO and we hope this will be an inspiration to young professionals and students.In this episode, Mike Shangkuan will share his insights on potentials through language learning.Story Notes:What is LingodaWhat Does Learning all those Six Languages Bring You Trends in the Education IndustryWhat is Education in GermanyWhat Language Learning would Look Like in the FutureAdvice for the New Generation for Language LearningThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
36:07 16/06/2022
The Changing Nature of Student and Intern Housing in North America. What Educational Institutions Should Expect?
In this episode, Aldo Diaz Rodriguez was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Aldo Diaz Rodriguez is the Founder and CEO of Vanmates, Canada's favorite co-living and student accommodation provider and web platform. Recognizing that international students and young professionals move to Canada to pursue education or a new lifestyle, Aldo saw the opportunity to ease the rental process for newcomers, by providing fully furnished properties powered by technology that adapts better to their needs.In this episode, Aldo Diaz Rodriguez will share his insights about the changing nature of student and intern housing in North America and what educational institutions should expect.Story Notes:How Did You Get In to CanadaCreation of VanmatesWhat Attributes you to SuccessWhat Makes Vanmates UniqueVanmates During PandemicTrends in the student/Intern Housing Industry This show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
30:17 10/06/2022
How Affordable is Education for Students of Color?
In this episode, Charles H. Pryor II was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Charles H. Pryor II, Vice President for Student Engagement at Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, CUNY, is a groundbreaking veteran of higher education who has dedicated his career to directly combatting the low college graduation rates of marginalized communities by developing data-based academic programming, diversity and inclusion initiatives, student-centred curricula, and continuous professional development training for faculty and staff members. Charles is a dedicated advocate who mentors students and young adults who are considered overlooked, underserved, and marginalized in order to break the barriers of poverty and bolster a healthy self-image, generational wealth building, and access to the untapped educational opportunities the world has to offer.Currently, as the Vice President of Student Engagement and Success for Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, Charles has worked tirelessly to bridge the gaps in campus culture, community involvement, operations, and annual revenue for the institution. Leveraging his own college experience, he has challenged campus leadership to look beyond the status quo to combat the challenges students face each dayA sought-after speaker, Charles has been called upon by top New York high schools, colleges, and non-profit organizations to give presentations and participate in panel discussions for students wanting a realistic glimpse into the college experience, as well as the topics of race relations in America, the importance of mentorship in underrepresented communities, and the consequences of not practising safe sex.In this episode, Charles H. Pryor II will share his insights about how affordable education is for students of color.Story Notes:Journey to Higher EducationCOVID Experiences in March 2020Advice to Student Affairs ProfessionalsFinancial LiteracyMajor Differences in Educating Students of Different ColorHighlight of Different Cost Student IncurSmall Investment for Parents to Address the Student NeedsThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
35:25 02/05/2022
Preparing Young People for Post Pandemic Economy by Dr. Gregory Washington
In this episode, Dr. Gregory Washington was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. George Mason University President Gregory N. Washington leads the largest and most diverse public university in Virginia, a Tier 1 research university as categorized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. He became Mason’s eighth president on July 1, 2020.Dr. Washington, the former dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and former interim dean of the College of Engineering at Ohio State University, is regarded nationally as a strategic and collaborative solutions-oriented leader who is committed to providing opportunities for students of all backgrounds. The first African American dean of engineering at any University of California campus, and the first African American president at Mason, Dr. Washington established an Office of Access and Inclusion at UCI to enhance campus life for all students and chaired the Task Force on Ensuring a Positive Climate for the Campus’ Black Community.  A first-generation college graduate, Dr. Washington is a New York City native who attended high school in North Carolina. He earned bachelor’s (1989) and master’s degrees (1991) and his PhD (1994), all in mechanical engineering, at North Carolina State University. He is a member of the N.C. State Engineering Foundation’s Board of Directors.Dr. Washington launched his academic career in 1995 as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering at Ohio State University. He became an associate professor in 2000 and a professor in 2004. He began serving as the college’s associate dean for research in 2005 and also founded and led the university’s Institute for Energy and the Environment. From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Washington served as interim dean of the Ohio State engineering school, one of the largest in the country. In this episode, Dr. Gregory Washington will share his insights about preparing young people for post pandemic economy.Story Notes:Dr. Gregory Washington's StoryJourney to the George Mason UniversityBiggest Learned Lessons as an Educational LeadersHigher Education is Needed More than EverWhat Job Economy Going to Look Like?Basic Understanding of the 'Coded' World and How it WorksGeorge Mason University AccomplishmentsThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
44:35 14/03/2022
Advancing the Future of Language Learning and Travel Industry
In this episode, Christopher Mediratta was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Christopher is the President and Chief Operating Officer at ILSC Education Group and in that role, he is responsible for the daily operations of its ILSC Language Schools, Greystone College locations and language testing operations in Australia, Canada, India and the United States. Christopher is an experienced senior executive in the higher education sector, having held roles at multiple vocational colleges and schools in Canada and the United States.Christopher is a board member of Languages Canada, Canada’s national education association, representing more than 210 accredited language education programs across the country. Christopher is Vice Chair of the Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional Qualification Program, which is the official qualification process for individuals seeking to become a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP).Prior to starting his career in higher education, Chris was a Vice President at EY in their Transaction Advisory Services group. In that role he assisted his clients preserve value and restructure successfully by advising and working with them to implement strategic business plans reviews, acquisitions, divestitures and restructuring plans. Christopher Mediratta graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and holds Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Charted Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP), and Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) designations.In this episode, Christopher Mediratta will share his insights about advancing the future of language learning and the travel industry.Story Notes:How did you come into Higher EducationAdjusting to the New Changes in the PandemicBiggest Takeaway that are being Discuss in the Language IndustryIs Online Learning a Replacement or Enhancement in EducationFounding Story for the Greystone CollegeGreat Benefits in Studying in Greystone CollegeAbout ILSC Education GroupILSC Education Group offers life-changing educational experiences in Canada, Australia, and India, some of the world’s most attractive and popular English-speaking work and study destinations.Students of all ages embark on amazing and unique learning journeys at ILSC’s schools. They come to study English, French or Hindi at our ILSC Language Schools, pursue vocational education at our Greystone ColThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
31:02 03/03/2022
Bridging the Gap: How do We Connect the Dots for the Higher Education Stakeholders? The Case for Preparing Young People for Global Citizenship”
In this episode, Lynn Pasquerella was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Lynn Pasquerella was appointed president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in 2016, after serving as the eighteenth president of Mount Holyoke College. She has held positions as provost at the University of Hartford and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Rhode Island. A philosopher whose work has combined teaching and scholarship with local and global engagement, Pasquerella has written extensively on medical ethics, metaphysics, public policy, and the philosophy of law.She is president of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and the host of Northeast Public Radio’s The Academic Minute. A recipient of Mary Baldwin University’s Sullivan Award for outstanding service to humanity, Pasquerella serves as a member of the advisory board of the Newman’s Own Foundation and sits on the boards of the Lingnan Foundation and the National Humanities Alliance, as well as George Washington University Hospital’s ethics committee. Named by Diverse Issue as one of higher education’s top 35 leaders, Pasquerella is a graduate of Quinebaug Valley Community College, Mount Holyoke College and Brown University. Pasquerella has also received honorary doctorates from Elizabethtown College, Bishop’s University, the University of South Florida, the University of Hartford and the University of Rhode Island. Story NotesQuotes that Inspires You Journey to Higher EducationWork in American Association of CollegesLosing Public Trust in Higher EducationChallenges During PandemicImproving Undergraduate, Graduate Education and Advancing Liberal EducationAdvise in Improving in Higher EducationThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
23:40 16/02/2022
How Higher Education is Changing and Should Change? President Alger Perspective
In this episode, Jonathan Alger was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Jonathan Alger became the 6th president of James Madison University (JMU) on July 1, 2012. Under his leadership, this public comprehensive university in Virginia with 22,000 students developed a bold new vision to be "the national model of the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world," and a strategic plan focused on engaged learning, community engagement, and civic engagement. This plan has included the development of ambitious new programs and initiatives across the institution, such as the Valley Scholars Program (for first-generation students from local public schools), the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement (which provides national as well as institutional leadership), the Madison Trust (to provide philanthropic support for innovative projects) and the Engagement Fellows (a public service year program for recent college graduates) among many others.President Alger has also led JMU through a multi-year process focused on best practices with regard to diversity, inclusivity, and access for students, faculty and staff.  JMU has grown significantly under President Alger's leadership and recently surpassed the goal of the $200 million comprehensive Unleashed fundraising campaign over 15 months early.In this episode, Jonathan Alger will share his insights about how higher education is changing and should change.Story Notes:Big Dreams in the Field of Higher EducationJames Madison UniversityChanges in James Madison University as a PresidentHow do we embrace change?Experiential LearningAre we ready for another Pandemic?Challenges and Obstacles  in Higher EducationBiggest Area of Opportunity in Higher EducationThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
38:41 25/01/2022
Global Youth Empowerment: Leadership Perspectives
In this episode, Nina Oduro and Carlhey Bolz are interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Nina Oduro is the senior advisor for youth and leadership at IREX. She works across the organization’s portfolio of global programs to catalyze the potential of youth and enhance the capacity of leaders to drive positive change. Nina brings experience in youth and leadership development, research, and training to her role leading strategy, technical capacity building, and external outreach on IREX’s youth and leadership investments.Nina has been recognized as a Top 30 Under 30 honoree by Future of Ghana and DAWNer of the Year by the Diaspora African Women’s Network. She is a champion for diversity and inclusion and her work across sectors has been featured on Voice of America, NPR, Washington City Paper, and more.Carlhey leads curriculum development and collaborates with partner organizations to design interactive learning experiences. She also manages the overall program events, communications, and congressional engagement strategies.Carlhey holds a master of international development policy—with specializations in Latin American and Caribbean studies and peace and conflict resolution—from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, as well as a bachelor of arts in political science and psychology from the University of Arizona. Carlhey is originally from Tucson, Arizona and is an avid appreciator of live music, diverse cultures, and travel.In this episode, Nina Oduro and Carlhey Bolz will share their insights about youth development and leadership perspectives at IREX. If you're interested in learning more about the work that Nina Oduro and Carlhey Bolz do, please email them at contact.youth@irex.org.Story Notes:Getting into the Field Higher EducationYouth EmpowermentCritical Challenges in Empowering YouthsWhat is IREX in GeneralHow Covid Impacted IREX ProgramsWhy IREX Programs are SuccessfulGlobal Best Practices in IREXBiggest Area of Opportunity in IREXThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
34:42 11/01/2022
The Role of University Partnerships and Collaboration in Increasing Student Empowerment and Engagement
In this episode, Andrew Flagel was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Andrew Flagel is President and CEO of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Consortium member George Washington University,  where he served as a regional director of admissions before being appointed as director of admissions for the Congressional Youth Leadership  Council. He later received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University’s prestigious program in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education while serving as a director in Flint for the University of Michigan, focusing his research on access and inclusion. As Dean of Enrollment for over a decade at another Consortium member, George Mason  University, Flagel created ground-breaking new programs for members of the military,  veterans, international, and transfer students, founded and led the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment and the Washington Journalism and Media Conference, and spearheaded the Pathways partnership with Northern Virginia Community College and Fairfax County Public  Schools. In this episode, Andrew Flagel will share his insights about Partnerships and Collaboration in increasing student empowerment and engagement.Story Notes:.Getting into the Higher EducationWhat Makes Leaders Successful?Challenges and Lessons Learned During PandemicSuggestions for the next Higher Education LeadersWhy are Partnerships Important?The Biggest Area of Opportunity for GrowthThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
50:22 03/11/2021
Leveraging Strategic Partnerships in Education to Succeed in Post Covid World
In this episode, Michael Akin was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Michael Akin is a community builder and changemaker who has consistently and successfully tackled challenges by committing to the idea that doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive. He has done so while building authentic relationships and connections locally and around the world that help people, organizations, and institutions thrive. Michael and his team have created an entire industry based around authentic “hyperlocal” engagement, and proven the market viability of a firm that does only community-serving work, generating meaningful social impact in a way that is profitable and sustainable.Michael serves as the President of LINK Strategic Partners, a strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, and social impact consulting firm proudly based in Washington, D.C. In 9 years, LINK has expanded from a small local shop to a national firm with hundreds of local, regional, national, and international clients. Our world-class and diverse team of professionals ranges from 17 to 93 years of age and lead our offices in D.C., Phoenix, St. Louis, Maine, New York, and Manchester, England. Over 65% of Team LINK identifies as female, and nearly 70% are people of color, reflecting LINK’s foundational commitment to be “in and of” the communities we serve. LINK’s mission-driven work includes thousands of hours of pro bono work provided to community partners.In this episode, Michael Akin  will share his insights about Leveraging Strategic Partnerships in Education.Story Notes:Getting into the Field Higher EducationStrategic Observations of Higher Education Solving Problems and Helping InstitutionsInstitutions Embracing PartnershipsComponents or Elements of a Strategic Partnerships Elements of Progress in PartnershipBiggest Area of Opportunity for Higher EducationLessons Learned out of PandemicThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
33:36 25/10/2021
Opportunities for Greater Collaboration and Impact in Higher Education
In this episode, Dr. Tom Harnisch was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Dr. Tom Harnisch joined SHEEO in January 2020. As vice president for government relations, Dr. Harnisch will be located in Washington, D.C., where his primary leadership responsibility will be for planning, implementing, and coordinating SHEEO’s portfolio of federal relations, policy, communication, and advocacy work.He will monitor new and potential federal actions (legislation, rules, and other policies and actions) that have relevance for our membership. Dr. Harnisch will also be responsible for bringing these issues to the attention of SHEEO staff and SHEEO’s membership and for articulating their potential impact on our members and the institutions and students they serve. In this episode,  Dr. Tom Harnisch will share his insights about Greater Collaboration and Impact in Higher EducationStory Notes:Getting into the Field of Higher EducationChallenges in Higher Education Institutions Challenges in Student SuccessOpportunities in Education brought by PandemicLeader in Higher EducationBiden's Policy on Higher EducationTransformation of Higher EducationThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
27:12 08/10/2021
Post COVID Future of On-and Off-Campus Housing: Where do we go from here?
In this episode, Dr. Von Stange was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Dr. Von Stange has over 35 years experience as a student-centered housing professional. Have worked in public and private, mid-sized and large institutions.Dr. Von Stange has nonetheless been plenty busy with association response to COVID. Dr. Von Stange is experienced in crisis management (floods and tornado), occupancy management (creative solution to more bodies than beds), new construction (built 1500 new beds in the past 5 years and worked on master lease agreements), external reviews (both on my campus and others), writing for publication, and other areas.Dr. Von Stange also serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the UI College of Education. In addition to oversight of housing and dining, Dr. Von Stange also oversee our University Counseling Services, Student Health Services, Student Wellness, Recreational Services, and the Rape Victim Advocacy Program. Dr. Stange is happy to assist any housing organization with whatever they need to make their program better.In this episode, Dr. Von Stange  will share his insights about the Post COVID Future of On-and Off-Campus Housing.Story Notes:Getting into Student Housing Student Success Outside Of Classroom  Advice and Insights Communication Strategy with Higher Education InstitutionsLessons Learned during the PandemicBiggest Area of Opportunity Surviving the PandemicFuture of Higher EducationThe Four Core PillarsEngaging Thought Leaders Facing Higher EducationThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
45:10 30/08/2021
Full Funding Opportunities and Experiences with Dr. Vicki Johnson
In this episode, Dr. Vicki Johnson was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Dr. Vicki Johnson is the Founder and CEO of ProFellow, the world’s leading online resource for professional and academic fellowships. She is a four-time fellow, top Ph.D. scholar, Fulbright recipient, and an award-winning social entrepreneur. She is the Creator and Director of Fully Funded, her signature online course and mentorship program for graduate school applicants seeking to find and win full funding.In this episode, Dr. Vicki Johnson will share her insight’s about Full Funding opportunities and experiences.Story Notes:Getting into the Field of Funding Opportunities About Full FundingHow ProFellow CreatedInstitutions Creating Fully Funded Experiences Fellowship Opportunities Hopes and Aspiration in ProFellowPointers on Beginning your Journey to Fellowship Advice on making the Application DifferentMentor and Mentee Relationship Advice to Mentors who Empower Young PeopleOpportunities in taking Advantage of Fully Funded ExperiencesAdvice on Student Success and Fully Funded ExperienceThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
32:30 30/08/2021
Operational Strategy for Successful Student Retention
In this episode, Andrea Kemp-Ford was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Andrea Kemp-Ford is a highly experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the University of the Potomac. Andrea has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a highly competitive industry and fast-paced environment. Andrea possesses strong technical and business qualifications with an impressive track record of more than twenty years of hands-on experience in higher education, business development, project management, and compliance and auditing strategies. Proven ability to successfully analyze various reports, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for improving productivity, increasing revenues, and improving customer service. Andrea balances a breadth of experience and knowledge with an ability to manage Strategically. Andrea joined the University of the Potomac (UOTP) team in August of 2015. Prior to joining UOTP she held the position of Asst. VP of Student Finance and Compliance for Education Management. In that capacity, she spent eight years administering and successfully overseeing the development of the Student Financial Services, Accounting, and Registrar teams for more than thirty startup locations. She also spearheaded the successful implementation of an on demand training initiative to train all Student Finance staff and other various departments companywide on company and U.S. Department of Education Policy, Procedures, and Standards. Andrea has been a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (DE-DC-MDASFAA), and has also volunteered to offer financial aid counseling to student participants in various DC/MD/VA schools and/or centers. Andrea has served as part of multiple Small Teams for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education representing various Standards.In this episode, Andrea Kemp-Ford will share her insight’s about Operational Strategy for Successful Student Retention. Story Notes:Getting into the Higher EducationStudent Success Outside of ClassroomThe Secret Behind the Growth Of University of PotomacAbout University of PotomacIngredients of an Operational StrategyImpact of PandThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
35:53 03/08/2021
Post Pandemic Recovery and Future of Higher Education
In this episode, Anna Esaki Smith was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Anna Esaki Smith, a global education expert, currently advising higher education institutions, private companies and education organizations on international strategies and thought leadership. Specializes in market scoping, student decision-making analysis, recruitment advising and content development. Forbes contributor writing about education trends, global issues and the evolving workforce. Formerly with UC Berkeley, British Council and EF Education First. Has lived and worked in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Berkeley and New York.In this episode, Anna Esaki Smith will share her insight about, After the pandemic the recovery and future of higher education.Story Notes:Starting in Higher EducationStudent SuccessInstitutions Preparing in help Students Articulate what they want to doSolving Challenges with Higher Education InstitutionsObstacles and Challenges Working with InstitutionsStudents Having Mental IssuesSuggestion to College Administrator and the Future of Higher Education Types of Revenue StreamsOpportunities for Students and Higher Education ProfessionalsThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
39:11 07/07/2021
Best Practices of Technology Transformation in Community Colleges
In this episode, Thomas Torres-Gil was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Thomas Torres-Gil has worked with international students since 2006 and at the Peralta Community College District since 2008. At PCCD, Thomas had led initiatives that include opening a dedicated Berkeley City College International Office, converting the international student application to a 100% digital process (Terra Dotta), and launched OpenCCC’s International Student Application portal.As the Director of the International Office, Thomas develops marketing and recruitment strategies, F-1 advising policies and guidance, retention strategies, and serves as the PDSO. The goals of the office are to improve and enhance PCCD’s international students' experiences on campus and in the community. At PCCD, Thomas has worked as an International Student Support Specialist, Program Manager, and now Director.Thomas holds a Master of Art in Latin American and Iberian Studies in 2008 from UC Santa Barbara as well as a Bachelor of Art in History with a Minor in Spanish. In 2003, Thomas studied at La Universidad de Chile in Santiago as an exchange student. In this episode, Mr Thomas and I will discuss the “Best practices of technology transformation in Community Colleges”.  This episode will give you a much better understanding of the type of challenges community colleges face and what technological advancements could help transform student success programming. Story Notes:Technology TransformationGetting into the Field of  International Student Services and Scholar Empowerment.Student SuccessChallenges in Community CollegeWhat Makes Peralta Community College District UniqueChanges and Lessons Learned during the PandemicTechnological Advancements to make Community College BetterTranspersonal Transformation when Student Success Work Outside of the ClassroomBiggest Area of Opportunity to Create a Better Future for StudentsAdvice for Community College and Higher Education InstitutionThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
32:36 24/06/2021
Student Success Through Career Development
Ryan Akers is a higher education professional who has worked at a variety of colleges and institutions helping students from diverse backgrounds achieve academic success. He is currently a Student Employment Coordinator & Career Counselor at California Lutheran University. In this role he helps lifelong learners and students with their specialized career concerns related to advancing their professional goals both during their time in college and afterwards when they return as alumni.Ryan’s background includes establishing relationships with community service and nonprofit partnerships related to employment creation for students in college. He has conducted research on the transitional experiences of underrepresented groups in colleges or universities and the influence their previous life experiences had on their developmental growth. Additionally, he has worked with a team at the Los Angeles Community College District to help develop and support the Los Angeles College Promise and Mayor of Los Angeles, Erick Garcetti's, Mayors Young Ambassador program. These programs provided two years of free tuition to thousands of students and connected students to an international community which helped make them aware of the global opportunities that guided them into their professional careers.Ryan aims to continue his work in helping provide students career related opportunities for success through utilizing partnerships that will establish gainful employment and relevant experience to those who need it. He continues to encourage student advocacy and growth through leadership and professional growth. Moving forward Ryan aspires to create more policies or programs that provide students with more funding availability for career related mentorship programs or company employment opportunities collaboration projects.In the podcast, Ryan Akers will share his insights in Student Success Through Career Development.Story Notes:Student Success Through Career DevelopmentStarting in the FieldImportant Dimensions of Student Success Outside of Classroom  for the Holistic Development of the StudentsChallenges of Student Success Outside the ClassroomCalifornia Lutheran University Offer for Student SuccessPractices that can Improved and Implemented in Higher Education InstitutionCareer Service during Pandemic and the Impact in Affected InstitutionsCareer DevelopmentBiggest aThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/On a mission to transform on and off-campus housing. Explore our solutions:Off-Campus Housing | Accommodation Platform | Group Housing | Renters |Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
37:44 17/06/2021