Each episode offers conversations with today's leaders in higher education sharing their advice for new college administrators. Host Dr. J.P. Matychak has over 16 years of experience as a higher education administrator. Join him as he interviews higher education leaders at various levels and departments, as well as higher education leadership researchers, as they share their stories and insights to help grow the next generation of higher education leaders.
Leading in a Campus Network with Cheryl Richards
From a Regional Campus to Cornerstone of a Global Campus Network
Dr. Cheryl Richards is the CEO and Regional Dean at Northeastern University at Charlotte, a node campus in Northeastern’s Lifelong Learning Network. In this episode, Cheryl discusses her path to higher education and how she wove together a diverse group of professional experiences. These experiences led to her being named as NEU’s first regional campus CEO. She also talks about the changing landscape of higher education and the opportunities on the horizon for the industry. These opportunities include new ways of thinking about corporate and employee training solutions. In part two of the interview, Cheryl reflects on her leadership journey and the experiences that have shaped her leadership style today. In addition, she outlines important competencies that all rising leaders in higher education will need, including business acumen. The interview closes out with advice for new leaders in higher education.
About Cheryl Richards, PhD
Dr. Cheryl Richards is the CEO and founding regional dean at Northeastern University’s Charlotte, NC campus. The Charlotte campus offers more than 50 programs including bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, doctorates and certificates. She was the first regional executive for Northeastern University’s Lifelong Learning Network that now boasts campuses in Seattle, The Bay Area, Toronto and Vancouver. More recently, she launched the university’s Corporate Talent Solutions providing customized solutions for employee learning and professional development.Cheryl is a recognized community leader serving multiple terms on the Charlotte Chamber’s Executive Committee and is currently on the boards of Apparo, Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, Patriots Path and Progressive AE. Cheryl has been honored as a Most Admired CEO, twice as one of a href="https://mecktimes.
Auxiliary Services with Jim Earle
The Growing Demands on Business Services and Lessons Learned
With competition growing to enroll students on America’s campuses, colleges must act to meet the growing expectations of students and parents. Dr. Jim Earle, Associate Vice Chancellor for Business and Auxiliary Services at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses how campuses are changing to meet these needs. He also discusses his perspective on customer service and the role auxiliary services plays in the overall student experience.In the second part of the episode, Jim offers his insights into leadership, the leaders that have influenced him the most, and the moment in his own career that changed the way he looks at leadership.
About Jim Earle, EdD
Dr. Jim Earle is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Business and Auxiliary Services at the University of Pittsburgh. In this role, he oversees all auxiliary operations for the University, which includes housing, dining, the ID Center, conference services, the campus stores operations, parking and transportation services, mailing, printing and copy services, and surplus property. Jim manages a staff of over 300 employees in multiple facilities on campus including 20 residence halls, 18 dining locations, and four stores. Jim is also an author, speaker, and leadership development coach. His book, 100 Yards of Success: Leadership Lessons from College Football, was released at the end of 2013 and highlights 100 leadership lessons learned during Jim’s 11 years working in the Pitt Athletic Department. Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Miami University of Ohio and Master of Business Administration and Doctorate of Education degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.
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Student Affairs with Sharon Basso
The Changing Landscape of Student Affairs and Leadership Lessons Learned
Dr. Sharon Basso is the Vice President for Student Affairs at Claremont McKenna College. Sharon shares with listeners her path to higher education. The conversation explores a number of topics around current trends in student affairs and the challenges that students are experiencing on today’s college campus. In the second part of the episode, Sharon offers her insights into the individuals that have impacted her leadership style through the years. Plus, she talks about the lessons she’s learned throughout her time in student affairs and perspectives on new and experienced leaders in higher education.
About Sharon Basso, EdD
Sharon has dedicated her entire professional career to fostering the academic success and personal growth of college students. With over three decades of experience in student affairs, Sharon has an outstanding reputation as a trusted counselor and empathic supporter of students and is an innovative, strategic, and effective leader in higher education. In her work with students, faculty, and staff, she has been dedicated to the growth of a healthy, inclusive community.Before joining CMC in 2016, Sharon spent much of her career at Lehigh University, where she oversaw 18 departments in student affairs and was responsible for the management of nearly 60 professional and administrative staff. Prior Lehigh, Sharon was a psychological counselor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lafayette College, where she also played Division I basketball.She has a master’s degree in college counseling and student development administration from Shippensburg University and a doctorate in educational leadership, administration, and policy from the University of Delaware.
Show Introduction with J.P. Matychak
In this episode, listeners meet the Growing Higher Ed Leaders podcast host, Dr. J.P. Matychak. He walks the listeners through his personal journey into higher education and outlines his higher education leadership experiences.J.P. introduces the background for the show and outlines the three key reasons why aspiring leaders in higher education should tune and subscribe:* Each episode features a new conversation with current or former leaders in higher education, practitioner-scholars, as well as the occasional expert in the education of higher education administrators.* The goal of each episode is simple, to provide the listener with helpful insights to become better leaders in the field of higher education. Guests share their stories and important lessons-learned to help listeners achieve this goal.* From student affairs to public relations, the college campus boasts any number of roles to fit the backgrounds and career aspirations for future higher education administrators. Guests represent a wide-range of these organizational units.