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 AmazonWebsite: http://www.passionwithpurpose.life/ BioSteven Mezzacappa is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where he receive...

    • 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.BioDr. 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 ...

    • 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.BioShaun 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 comp...

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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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