Volt podcasts cover all angles of higher ed marketing & leadership. Higher Voltage covers the defining topics of the moment; Trusted Voices analyzes the intersection of leadership and communication; and Volt@ is our live-event series featuring conversations from conferences and other industry gatherings.
Breaking the College Rankings System
Colin Diver, author of the book “Breaking Ranks,” joins the podcast to discuss the problem with college rankings and how to replace them.
The Big Takeaways From Our Conversation with Amy Privette Perko
Teresa and Erin discuss how to educate university leadership on managing intercollegiate athletic programs.
Amy Privette Perko on the NCAA, NIL, and Today’s Student-Athlete Experience
On the eve of March Madness, this week’s episode is all about college athletics and the NCAA.
Podcast Crossover: The College Board’s Trouble in Florida
Trusted Voices podcast hosts Teresa Valerio Parrot and Erin Hennessy join the show to discuss the College Board chaos in Florida and what the increasing politicization of higher education means for the future of the industry.
What We Learned From Our Conversation with Eric Hoover
Teresa and Erin discuss the potential value of a collective, collaborative campaign around the value of a higher education.
Eric Hoover on Student Experiences and Higher Ed’s Trust Issues
The senior writer from The Chronicle of Higher Education shares his perspective based on his reporting; plus, a roundup of recent higher ed news.
What We Learned From Our Conversation with Vincent Rougeau
Teresa and Erin discuss openness and honesty at the leadership level, and new paths to the college presidency.
Vincent Rougeau on Leadership, Change, and His Career of Many Firsts
The first episode of the new Trusted Voices Podcast launches with guest Vincent Rougeau, president of the College of the Holy Cross.
The Problem with Prestige
Matt Reed explains why community colleges and other non-exclusive institutions are the key to increasing college access and enabling social mobility.
The Power of Prestige
Ryan Craig explains why expanding access to highly selective institutions like Yale is the key to saving higher ed.
The Myth of Political Neutrality
As higher ed becomes increasingly politicized, can college and university presidents afford to remain silent?
A Marcom Conundrum: CCOs vs. CMOs
Debating how and why to untangle the often-blended roles of chief communications officers and chief marketing officers in higher ed.
‘It Isn’t a Storytelling Problem’
“At no point do I think we’ve gotten closer to understanding that the story we’re telling isn’t working anymore. It isn’t a storytelling problem, it is an innovation problem and a programming problem and a flexibility problem.”
The ‘Woke Campus’ and the Politicization of Teaching in Higher Ed
Dyanis Conrad discusses her personal experience and the impact of the ongoing political fight against ‘woke politics’ on college campuses.