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Leadership

Episode 20

The State of State Higher Ed

“The State of State Higher Ed” explores higher ed issues from national and state vantage points. Guests include Jeremy Anderson of Education Commission of the States, Melissa Henderson of Educate Texas, Kenyatta Lovett of Complete Tennessee, and Michele Siqueiros of Campaign for College Opportunity.

Episode 17

New Presidents on Leadership, Innovation & Student Success

From the 2018 American Council on Education (ACE) meeting, “New Presidents on Leadership, Innovation & Student Success” explores the challenges and opportunities of modern college presidencies. José Luis Cruz, Mary Papazian and Scott Ralls engage in a conversation about what it means be a college president in 2018, and how the position has evolved over time.

Episode 15

Presidential Leadership in Challenging Times

From the 2018 American Council on Education (ACE) meeting, “Presidential Leadership in Challenging Times” explores current and emerging challenges. Guests Ted Mitchell, Margaret Spellings, and Ángel Cabrera discuss higher education issues, including demographic changes, demands for greater accountability, diminishing resources, and declining public support.

Episode 10

High Impact Higher Ed

This episode of To a Degree explores why some institutions have more success than others in helping students from low-income backgrounds move up the socioeconomic ladder. Guests include John Friedman of Brown University, Shirley Reed of South Texas College, William Covino of California State University - Los Angeles, Kevin Carey of New America, and Mark Schneider of the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

Episode 3

Voices from ASU + GSV

From the ASU + GSV Summit, this special edition of To A Degree explores advances in innovation, equity, and excellence with GSV Managing Partner Deborah Quazzo, Arizona State University President Michael Crow, Valencia College President Sandy Shugart, Lumen Learning CEO Kim Thanos, and Deputy Director Postsecondary Success at the Gates Foundation Heather Hiles.

Episode 2

Leading Innovation

To A Degree explores the importance and role of institutional leadership in fostering innovation for equity and student success. Best-selling author Jeff Selingo discusses his research on presidential leadership, Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and Sinclair College President Steve Johnson describe strategies for creating a culture of innovation, and Rick Legon, President of AGB, explains the role of Governing Boards in supporting innovation.