42 episodes

Alumni Trending is a podcast that explores the issues that higher education advancement professionals face each day. From episode to episode, you hear the voices of our profession discussing the challenges and opportunities they face and the innovative and creative solutions they deploy. As advancement professionals, we are here to lead a movement, a mobilization of our alumni in service to their alma mater. Listen for ideas. Listen for inspiration. Listen for professional development. Subscribe to Alumni Trending on your favorite podcast app today.

Alumni Trending Podcast Paul Clifford

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Alumni Trending is a podcast that explores the issues that higher education advancement professionals face each day. From episode to episode, you hear the voices of our profession discussing the challenges and opportunities they face and the innovative and creative solutions they deploy. As advancement professionals, we are here to lead a movement, a mobilization of our alumni in service to their alma mater. Listen for ideas. Listen for inspiration. Listen for professional development. Subscribe to Alumni Trending on your favorite podcast app today.

    AT42. Executive Search with Wendy Wilsker of Boyden

    AT42. Executive Search with Wendy Wilsker of Boyden

    On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Wendy Wilsker, managing partner, with Boyden, an international executive search firm.  Our trend lines include:
    the current state of executive search;allyship for the Jewish community; and understanding the executive search process. 

    • 35 min
    AT41. Interview with Steven Mezzacappa, author of Passion With Purpose

    AT41. Interview with Steven Mezzacappa, author of Passion With Purpose

    On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Steven Mezzacappa, author of Passion With Purpose.  Our trend lines include:
    go beyond living your passion...experience it ;struggles with depression and removing mental health stigma; and understanding career and personal fulfillment. Special rate: Download his new book for .99 cents on Amazon

    Website: http://www.passionwithpurpose.life/ 
    Bio
    Steven Mezzacappa is a  graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where he received a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree with a concentration in Construction Management. It was during his five years at Penn State that the vision for Passion With Purpose was born.

    Thoughts for such an organization came to Steve as early as his freshman year. Seeing a college culture engulfed by peer pressure, and the immense challenges of authenticity faced by his peers, Steve dreamed of an organization one day being on campus that would give students the tools and atmosphere to be authentic and pursue their passions despite the overwhelming obstacles to do so while in college. It is here where the motto for Passion With Purpose originates - Semper Authentica - Always Authentic. 

    • 21 min
    AT40. When Your Career Lightbulb Flickers with Dr. Yonette Thomas

    AT40. When Your Career Lightbulb Flickers with Dr. Yonette Thomas

    On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Dr. Yonette Thomas of Strategic Transitions LLC.  Our trend lines include:
    when your career lightbulb flickers;incorporating all your passions; and the ongoing social justice movement and push for equity in higher education.Bio
    Dr. Yonette Felicity Thomas is a globally acknowledged thought leader, urban health champion, and an advocate for valuing the health of women and girls as an economic imperative.  A social epidemiologist/medical sociologist, she founded UrbanHealth360, an NGO focused on the health of urban populations in the Global South and has served as the chief of Epidemiology in the NIDA/NIH, held academic positions at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Howard University, and as a vice president for research. Following her passion, she founded Strategic Transitions LLC to help individuals at all stages of their journey make strategic professional transitions while keeping their passion alive.  See more about Dr. Thomas’ work at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dryonettefthomas/.  As a founding board member of Women’s Economic Imperative (WEI), she leads the organization’s focus on the health of women and girls as an economic value. Her work as a board member of LVCT Health in Nairobi, Kenya, and as a global advisor for Evidence for Sustainable Human Development Systems in Africa (EVIHDAF) and the Centre for Urban Health and Development within the Asian Institute of Poverty Alleviation (CUHD-AIPA) extends her focus on the global south and the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals in this last decade. She is the Associate Editor for Women and Girls for Cities & Health.
     
    Email: ythomas@yfthomasdr.com
    Website: www.yonettethomasphd.com
    LN: www.linkedin.com/in/dryonettefthomas/
    Twitter: @YFThomasPhD

    • 26 min
    AT39. Career Transitions, CASE Service and Equity in Advancement with Dale Wright

    AT39. Career Transitions, CASE Service and Equity in Advancement with Dale Wright

    On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Dale Wright, Associate Dean of Advancement in the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois.  Our trend lines include:
    the transition from alumni relations to development and the tough decision to leave your alma mater;preparing young professionals for a career in advancement;helping Deans and academic leaders build their fundraising acumen; and the ongoing social justice movement and push for equity in higher education.

    • 32 min
    AT38. Student Alumni Engagement with Boise State's Lauren Hamilton

    AT38. Student Alumni Engagement with Boise State's Lauren Hamilton

    On this episode, I talk with Lauren Hamilton, Associate Director of Student and Recent Alumni Programs at Boise State.

    Trendlines include:
    the challenge of COVID,Student Engagement, andthe CASE ASAP community.

    • 23 min
    AT37. Launching Your Campaign During a Pandemic with Shaun Keister (UC-Davis)

    AT37. Launching Your Campaign During a Pandemic with Shaun Keister (UC-Davis)

    This episode's trend lines include:
    the impact of developing your team;launching a campaign during a pandemic; andand service to CASE.Bio
    Shaun Keister became UC Davis’ first vice chancellor for development and alumni relations in 2011 and functions as the campus’s chief development officer, leading a team of over 300, and president of the UC Davis Foundation. In his role as vice chancellor, Keister also serves on the Chancellor’s Leadership Council. He led UC Davis in completing its first comprehensive campaign raising more than $1.13 billion from 110,000 donors. He led the planning and recent execution of the university’s $2 billion Expect Greater campaign launch. 
    Previously, Keister served in leadership development roles at Penn State, Florida State, and Iowa State. 
    Keister is an active member of CASE, having both chaired and participated in many district, national, and international conferences. He is a recipient of the CASE Crystal Apple award in recognition of his outstanding performance at CASE international educational programs. Most recently, Keister has served on the CASE Philanthropy Commission.  
    Keister has a bachelor's degree in political science from Penn State and a master's and doctoral degree in sociology from Iowa State. 
     

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

RobDiMartino ,

Great Alumni Engagement pod!

Paul is always at the top of his game with alumni relations practices and searching for innovative ways of engagement. He’s a life long-learner and has great guests to share their stories and journey’s for the greater good of career growth and networking in alumni relations.

V.Velez ,

Great host, great topic

Paul Clifford is a great host covering the world of advancement through this medium. I love Paul's ability to talk shop while also covering DEI, highlighting its importance in our work and institutions.

Dr. Kevin Fleming ,

Informative & Entertaining!

I love listening to these podcasts! Paul brings together experts from all areas of the industry for thought-provoking insights into our profession, told through entertaining and enjoyable dialogue. It’s a great listen!

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