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The Education & Empowerment Podcast

Bakhtiyor Isoev

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/
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/Want to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at http://offcampus.4stay.com/ or http://landlords.4stay.com/.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.com/More episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
Yesterday
38 mins
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/Want to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at http://offcampus.4stay.com/ or http://landlords.4stay.com/.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.com/More episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
Jan 11 2022
34 mins
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/Want to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at http://offcampus.4stay.com/ or http://landlords.4stay.com/.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.com/More episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
Nov 3 2021
50 mins
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/Want to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at http://offcampus.4stay.com/ or http://landlords.4stay.com/.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.com/More episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
Oct 25 2021
33 mins
Opportunities for Greater Collaboration and Impact in Higher Education
Oct 8 2021
27 mins
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/Want to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at http://offcampus.4stay.com/ or http://landlords.4stay.com/.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.com/More episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
Aug 30 2021
45 mins
Full Funding Opportunities and Experiences with Dr. Vicki JohnsonOperational 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 Pandemic in University of PotomacChanges that Happened in the IndustryOpportunities that will Help Transform the InstitutionThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/Want to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at http://offcampus.4stay.com/ or http://landlords.4stay.com/.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.com/More episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
Aug 3 2021
35 mins
Post Pandemic Recovery and Future of Higher Education
Jul 7 2021
39 mins
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/Want to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at http://offcampus.4stay.com/ or http://landlords.4stay.com/.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.com/More episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
Jun 24 2021
32 mins
Student Success Through Career Development
In this episode, Ryan Akers was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. 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 area of Opportunity for Professionals in Student Success work and TransformationLinks:4ACause Bank of America grant funded opportunity link: https://www.callutheran.edu/students/career-services/jobs-internships/non-profit-internships.htmlOnline Resources that anyone can access: https://www.callutheran.edu/students/career-services/resources/This show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/Want to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at http://offcampus.4stay.com/ or http://landlords.4stay.com/.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.com/More episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
Jun 17 2021
37 mins
Importance of Research in Student Success Outside of Classroom; What Educators Can Do To Form, Engage, and Promote Support Network.
In this episode, Dr. George Bogss was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Dr. George R. Boggs is President and CEO Emeritus of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and Superintendent/President Emeritus of Palomar College in San Marcos, California. He continues to be an active consultant, teacher, author, and speaker and is very well recognized in higher education. He is the author of more than 100 articles, books, and chapters on various aspects of higher education. He currently teaches classes in emerging higher education issues in the doctoral programs at San Diego State University and Kansas State University and is a guest lecturer in programs at several other universities. Dr. Boggs served as Chair of the Phi Theta Kappa International Student Honor Society Board, Board of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics and consults internationally. Over his career, Dr. Boggs has served on many boards, commissions, and committees, including the National Academy of Sciences Board on Science Education, the American Council on Education, the Education Testing Service (ETS), the National Center for Postsecondary Research, the National Center for Community College Student Engagement, Community College League of California, the Washington Higher Education Secretariat,  the Campaign for College Opportunity, and the American Association of Community Colleges, serving as Board Chair in 1993/94.Dr. Boggs holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D. in educational administration from The University of Texas at Austin.  Well, to put it very simply, Dr. Boggs is an amazing human being and such a modest personIn the podcast, Dr. Boggs will share his insights in the importance of Research in Student Success Outside of Classroom; What Educators Can Do To Form, Engage, and Promote Support Network.Story Notes:Importance of Research in Student Success Outside of Classroom; What Educators Can Do To Form, Engage, and Promote Support Network.Student Success Outside the ClassroomChallenging Times for Higher Education cause by the PandemicInsight into Importance of Promoting Support Networks for Students SuccessStudent Engagement Focusing on Solving the ProblemChallenges and Obstacles in Implementing Student EngagementImportant types of Innovation and Transformation Opportunities of Educators in Higher EducationThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/Want to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at http://offcampus.4stay.com/ or http://landlords.4stay.com/.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.com/More episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
Jun 1 2021
24 mins
The Future of Co-ops and Talent Development; Best Practices from Ian Sladen, VP of Drexel University
In this episode, Ian Sladen was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Ian Sladen, who has nearly 25 years of experience as a higher education professional and currently serves as Drexel University’s Vice President of Cooperative Education and Career Development. He provides leadership for the Steinbright Career Development Center through vision and strategic direction for cooperative education and career services programs. Prior to this role, Mr. Sladen was the associate dean and co-founder of Drexel’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship. As Associate Dean, Ian assisted in curriculum development for the School’s BA and MS degrees in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, established the Entrepreneurship Co-op program in conjunction with the Steinbright Career Development Center, and helped the Charles D. Close School achieve national ranking by the Princeton Review/Entrepreneur within five years of its founding.In the podcast, Ian Sladen will share his insights in The Future of Co-ops and Talent Development; Story Notes:The Future of Co-ops and Talent Development Getting to the Field of Higher EducationUnderstanding about Student Success Outside of ClassroomHelping Student Success Outside the ClassroomWork Integrated LearningBusiness Practices during PandemicThe Future in Co-ops Education and Career DevelopmentSolutions Institute Drexel Students Real Case StudyDSI Customized Training and Development rapid changing of WorkforceCareer Readiness and EmployabilityThe biggest area of Opportunity of Student Success outside of Classroom,Co-ops and Career ReadinessThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/Want to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at http://offcampus.4stay.com/ or http://landlords.4stay.com/.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.com/More episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
May 17 2021
32 mins
Innovation and the Future of International Scholar & Intern Success: Lessons from Dr. Jennifer Clinton, President & CEO of Cultural Vistas
In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Clinton was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Dr. Jennifer Clinton is President & CEO of Cultural Vistas. Cultural Vistas, a nonprofit international exchange organization based in New York with offices in Washington DC and Berlin. Each year, Cultural Vistas supports over 1,000 businesses and organizations and over 6,000 students, professionals, and emerging leaders from 130 countries through career-focused international internships, educational study tours, and language immersion in the United States and around the world.Throughout her executive career, Dr. Clinton has held leadership positions with Cultural Vistas, Global Ties US, and Washington Center for Internships. In these organizations, Dr. Clinton brought strategic business development and turnaround management. She has led major organization-wide initiatives including strategic planning and implementation, resource development, fundraising, communications, community engagement, data and analytics, talent management, and HR.In the podcast, Dr. Jennifer Clinton will share her insights in Innovation and the Future of International Scholar & Intern SuccessStory Notes: Innovation and the Future of International Scholar & Intern Success Three Categories of Student Success Personal, Academic, and ProfessionalThe Critical Components of Student's Success Outside of ClassroomChallenges on Working with Young PeopleChallenges and Opportunities through Cultural VistasSuccess Story of Cultural VistasSuccess and Changes of Programs during PandemicInnovating the Field for the FutureThis show is sponsored by http://4stay.com/Want to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at http://offcampus.4stay.com/ or http://landlords.4stay.com/.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at http://4stay.com/More episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
May 4 2021
26 mins
Leveraging Multicultural Competence to Support Student Success
In this episode, Dr. Shakeer Abdullah was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Dr. Shakeer Abdullah earned his undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University, his M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. in the Administration of Higher Education from Auburn University. His education includes extensive international study including travel to Lumbadzi, Malawi and participation in programs at the University of Cairo (Cairo, Egypt) and Lancaster University (Lancaster, England). Since August of 2018, Dr. Abdullah has served as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Clayton State University. In this role he serves as the chief student affairs officer and advisor to the President on all matters pertaining to student life. He works to build strong partnerships across campus and in the local community; identify and implement innovative approaches to addressing student needs including learning outcomes; collect, analyze, and share data to support new and existing programs; and actively promote a welcoming environment for all students, staff, faculty, and community members from diverse backgrounds and cultures. In the podcast, Dr. Shaakeer Abdullaha will share his insights Leveraging Multicultural Competence to Support Student Success.Story Notes: Leveraging Multicultural Competence to Support Student SuccessGetting into the Field of Student AffairsStudent Success in Higher EducationComponent of Student Success Outside of ClassroomSelf-regulation Critical Piece for Student SuccessMulticultural CompetenceEducational Entrepreneurship ChallengesBiggest Opportunity and innovative Work for Student Success TransformationThis show is sponsored by 4stay.comWant to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at offcampus.4stay.com or landlords.4stay.com.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at 4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
Apr 16 2021
38 mins
Innovation and the Future of Student Success: Lessons from Dr. Kevin Kruger
In this episode, Dr. Kevin Kruger was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Dr. Kevin Kruger draws on more than 40 years of experience in higher education. Since 2012, he has served as president and CEO for NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Prior to his role as president, Dr. Kruger worked for 18 years as the associate executive director and served as the chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO) for NASPA. He has held a range of student affairs positions at Southern Methodist University and the University of Maryland. As NASPA president, Dr. Kruger represents student affairs at a variety of national forums and is a frequent contributor to higher education news stories on the college student experience. Dr. Kruger has published and presented nationally and globally on trends in higher education, student success, degree-completion strategies for low-income/first-generation students, and change management and leadership in higher education. He is the proud father of two children, one a recent college graduate and the other a college sophomore. Dr. Kruger received his M.A. and PhD in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland.In the podcast, Dr. Kevin Kruger will share his insights on the Innovation and the Future of Student Success. Story Notes: Innovation and the Future of Student SuccessStudent SuccessChallenges of Students in College UniversitiesNASPA Helping to innovate and prepare students for the futureBiggest Obstacle and Lessons LearnedOpportunities for Student Success and transformationThis show is sponsored by 4stay.comWant to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at offcampus.4stay.com or landlords.4stay.com.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at 4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
Mar 12 2021
23 mins
Supporting International Student & Scholars Podcast
In this episode, Mr. Barsoum and Ms. Zuroff were interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Mr. Barsoum and Ms. Zuroff lead the Office of Global Services at America’s highly ranked and respected higher education institution, The New York University, which hosts the most international students of any university in the USA.The first speaker, Sherif Barsoum is the associate Vice President for global services at NYU. He is also Adjunct Faculty, Steinhardt International Education Program. Chair, 2021 Annual Conference Committee NAFSA. He has been in the field for 27 years and he was the Vice President of public policy and on the NAFSA Board of Directors. Mr Sherif Barsoum has a master's degree in higher education administration from Ohio State University and has completed doctoral course work at the University of Alabama. Melissa Zuroff is Associate Director for Communications and Outreach in New York University's Office of Global Services. She holds an interdisciplinary MA in International Studies in which she focused on South Asian Studies and Higher Education Student Affairs. Ms. Melissa Zuroff’s main focus in her current role is to provide students with information they can easily act on and understand. In the podcast, Mr. Barsoum and Ms. Zuroff will share their insights about creating successful international student programming that sets international students for success beyond the classroom based on their experience at America’s top higher education institution, NYU!  Story Notes:Supporting International Student & ScholarsOpen Doors Reports by IIESharing Model and Factors Affecting Student SuccessHow Programming Outside the Classroom Impacts Student SuccessAnnual NAFSA 2021 is going virtualTechnology TransformationIf you're interested in New York University, check out the links below:OGS Programs and EventsNYU Advocacy on Behalf of International Students and ScholarsKnow Your RightsInternational Student Transition ProgramThis show is sponsored by 4stay.comWant to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at offcampus.4stay.com or landlords.4stay.com.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at 4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
Mar 4 2021
29 mins
Empowering International Student Success in Pennsylvania
In this episode, Dr. Martyn Miller was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Dr. Martyn Miller, Assistant VP of International Affairs at Temple University, Chairman of StudyPA a consortium of higher education institutions in Pennsylvania. Dr. Miller, holds master’s and doctoral degrees in Fantasy and Medieval English Literature from The University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree (with distinction) in English Literature and Teaching Diploma in English as a Foreign Language from the American University of Beirut.Dr. Miller has held leadership positions in such organizations as Georgia Association of International Educators, Georgia TESOL, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Pennsylvania Council on International Education (PaCIE), and TESOL; and he currently serves as inaugural Chair of StudyPA. An Arab-American, Dr. Miller grew up in Syria and Lebanon and has lived in the U.S. since graduating from AUB.In the podcast, Dr. Miller will share his insights about creating successful international student programming that sets international students for success beyond the classroom. You will learn first hand from someone well experienced both as a scholar, but also as a leader who ran some of the most successful international programs and internationalization efforts with higher education institutions in Pennsylvania.Story Notes:Empowering International Student Success in PennsylvaniaHow International Education Impacting Global Citizenship and Cultural ExchangesSetting up Programming Impacting Student Success Outside of ClassroomCreating Employment Opportunities for Student to Obtained Curriculum VitaeEncouraging International Students from around the world by Creating Unified MessagingHow International Students and Immigrants Contributes and Been Beneficial to the U.S as a WholeImportance of Mental Health Issues for International StudentsThis show is sponsored by 4stay.com Want to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at offcampus.4stay.com or landlords.4stay.com.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at 4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
Feb 25 2021
38 mins
Empowering Success Outside the Classroom with Dr. Matthew Shank
In this episode, Bakhtiyor Isoev interviews Dr. Matthew Shank, the 8th President Of Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges, a consortium of 15 private universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia and also currently serving as interim President of the World Affairs Council in DC (a non-profit exchange organizations). Prior to this, Dr. Shank has been serving as President of Marymount University. An accomplished scholar, Dr. Shank has published numerous articles, presented at many conferences, and is the author of the book Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective (5th Edition). He has consulted with over 75 organizations in the areas of marketing research, strategic planning, and marketing strategy.In the podcast, Dr. Shank will share his secret sauce for students, and youth empowerment outside the classroom. You will learn first hand from from someone well experienced as a scholar, but also a leader who ran some of the most successful higher education institutions in the nation's capital.Story Notes:Academia and Higher Education   Narrative and MotivationsStudent Success ProgrammingFoundational AspectsAffecting FactorsEmpowering Student Success Programming at The University of MarymountChallenges and LessonsOutsourcing and Technology Transformation of Student ProgrammingThis show is sponsored by 4stay.comWant to partner with 4stay? Explore our Turnkey All-in-One Solutions at offcampus.4stay.com or landlords.4stay.com.Email us at ibr@4stay.com or learn more at 4stay.comMore episodes here at https://podcast.4stay.com/
Feb 10 2021
31 mins
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