Tag: Student Success Models

Changing Higher Podcast 204 - Grow Veteran Enrollment and Retention in Higher Ed¬–Insights from Warrior-Scholar Project - with host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and guest Dr. Cassie Sanchez

Grow Veteran Enrollment and Retention in Higher Ed: Insights from WSP:

Changing Higher Ed podcast 204 with host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and guest Dr. Cassie Sanchez

In this episode of Changing Higher Ed, Drum is joined by guest Cassie Sanchez, Director of Education at the Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP), to discuss how institutions can tap into the often-overlooked pool of student veterans to drive enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. WSP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering veterans in higher education, has seen remarkable results – their boot camp alumni boast a 92 percent success rate, with the vast majority having graduated or on track to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Cassie shares valuable insights on how WSP’s intensive academic boot camps, offered in partnership with top universities across the country, provide student veterans with the skills, support, and sense of belonging they need to thrive in higher education. By creating a bridge between the military and academia, WSP is helping institutions enhance access, foster community, and unlock the potential of this highly motivated and diverse group of students.

Hear practical advice for institutions looking to create a more welcoming and supportive environment for this unique population. Whether you’re a university leader, administrator, or simply passionate about making higher education more accessible, this episode will leave you inspired and equipped with new ideas for driving positive growth on your campus.

Changing Higher Ed podcast 202-Beyond Career and Job-Ready Graduates-Beating the Underemployment Odds

Beyond Career and Job-Ready Graduates: Beating the Underemployment Odds:

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 202 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Kevin Grubb

In this episode of our podcast, we had the privilege of speaking with Kevin Grubb, Associate Vice Provost for Career and Professional Development at Villanova University, about the holistic approach Villanova is taking to create career and job-ready graduates.

Villanova University is setting a new standard for career readiness in higher education by integrating career development throughout the student experience, from orientation to graduation and beyond. This holistic approach recognizes that true career readiness goes beyond just skills training; it also involves supporting students’ overall wellbeing, fostering a strengths-based mindset, and preparing graduates to thrive in an increasingly complex and technologically driven world of work.

Through our conversation, Kevin shared valuable insights into the innovative strategies Villanova employs to ensure their students are not just academically prepared but also equipped with the skills, experiences, and support needed to navigate the complexities of the modern job market and achieve long-term career success.

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 199 Employability and Future-Proofing Graduates- Pathways to Success at MDC with Dr. Drumm McNaughton and guest Madeline Pumariega

Employability and Future-Proofing Graduates: Pathways to Success at MDC:

Changing Higher Ed podcast 199 with host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and guest Madeline Pumariega

In our latest podcast episode, we dive into the strategic and forward thinking planning of Miami Dade College, led by President Madeline Pumariega. This institution stands out for its pragmatic and innovative approach to higher education, focusing on what students really need to be workforce ready and future proof. With an enrollment of 125,000, Miami Dade is creating new pathways for first gen and low SES students to employment and entrepreneurship, emphasizing the critical skills that today’s industries demand.

We’ll unpack how the college forges strong partnerships with businesses to ensure that its programs align with the evolving needs of the job market, providing a seamless transition for graduates from classroom to career. Plus, we explore Miami Dade’s commitment to embracing the full spectrum of higher education—from academic knowledge to employability skills, upskilling working adults, and digital competencies with their AI certificate, Associate and Bachelor degree programs launched in 2023, that has over 400 enrolled students with the average age of 44.

Learn how Miami Dade College is making education relevant, accessible, and impactful for all its students, setting them up not just for jobs, but for careers and businesses that contribute to thriving communities and upward mobility.

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 167: Drive Enrollment Growth with First-Gen Pathways to Success

Drive Enrollment Growth with First-Gen Pathways to Success:

Changing Higher Education Podcast 167 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Dr. Marielena DeSanctis

As higher ed faces enrollment challenges, fostering diverse pathways for first-gen students becomes crucial. Dr. Drumm McNaughton’s podcast features Dr. Marielena DeSanctis, President of Community College of Denver, discussing innovative solutions based on her unique K-12 to community college leadership insights. She emphasizes essential K-12 partnerships for first-gen support and advocates for a family-oriented approach. Addressing orientation, graduation, and credit transfer, Dr. DeSanctis sheds light on vital issues in higher education equity.

Reinventing the Business Model for Small Colleges - Rosemont College | Changing Higher Ed Podcast with Jayson Boyers

Reinventing the Business Model for Small Colleges:

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 114 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Jayson Boyers, former President of Rosemont College

Jayson Boyers is part of a new breed of higher education leaders who come from the business world. When Boyers was working with a financial services company, he decided to work with mentoring young people. He got involved with a program, then became its educational director, helping highly at-risk youth get into college.

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