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The ALP is a series of one-on-one conversations with people who have been climbing the leadership mountain in the world of college admissions. Some are nearing the summit. Some are already there. But how did they get there? And what can other climbers learn from their mindsets, habits, and experiences?

The ALP is a series of one-on-one conversations with people who have been climbing the leadership mountain in the world of college admissions. Some are nearing the summit. Some are already there. But how did they get there? And what can other climbers learn from their mindsets, habits, and experiences?
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The ALP is a series of one-on-one conversations with people who have been climbing the leadership mountain in the world of college admissions. Some are nearing the summit. Some are already there. But how did they get there? And what can other climbers learn from their mindsets, habits, and experiences?

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Episodes

Reflections on Season One

11/7/2019
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With 10 episodes in the books, we've come to the end of season one. (There will be a season two... coming soon.) There are many more guests lined up for next season, but if you have suggestions of folks you'd love to hear on the podcast, let me know via email or Twitter. In the meantime, if you're looking for walkout songs, you'll find the Admissions Leadership Playlist on Apple Music and Spotify. And if you're looking for that next good read, the right notebook, or a pen that allows...

Duration:00:02:25

Emmi Harward

10/31/2019
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Ken chats with Emmi Harward, Executive Director at the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS). Together they explore alternate universes (including one where Emmi is a Supreme Court justice/former U.S. President) as well as a pro tip for getting the first win of the day before you even get out of bed. Shout-outs & Links Terry CowdreyMarie BighamSuzan Zarwellfor a picture she got author Paul Tough to send to KenRapid Descent Emmi's walkout songThis is How We Do...

Duration:00:51:29

Liz Cheron

10/24/2019
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Ken chats with Liz Cheron, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Northeastern University, and former chair of NACAC's Admission Practices Committee. Liz shares a ton of great insights, including integrating design thinking into work, mastery of 24-hour trips to the West Coast and back, and why "admissions leadership and motherhood are not mutually exclusive." Also, there is a reference to a duck. Shout-outs & Links David BurgeRonné Patrick TurnerHow...

Duration:00:44:19

Cornell LeSane

10/17/2019
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Ken chats with Cornell LeSane, Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admissions at Allegheny College (Meadville, PA), and newly elected NACAC board director. We learn what a higher ed, a croquet match, and Downton Abbey have to do with each other, and also why you never turn around in racquetball. Shout-outs & Links Mike SteidelBill ElliotSue Stuebner Rapid Descent Cornell's walkout songHappyBest thing he's read latelyBlue Ocean StrategyWhat he's eager to read nextThe Years That...

Duration:00:39:08

Heath Einstein

10/10/2019
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Ken chats with Heath Einstein, Dean of Admission at TCU about his circuitous journey to his current role, and learns the power of working as hard in your personal life as you do in your work life. Shout-outs & Links Rhonda LeshmanRafi BlumenthalJan GoldsteinCarol WasdenRay BrownThe Power of MomentsRapid Descent Heath's walkout songHunger StrikeBest thing he's read latelyThe Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged StudentsWhat he's eager to read nextBeloved Favorite...

Duration:00:49:38

Suzanne Lepley

10/3/2019
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Ken chats with Suzanne Lepley, Interim Dean of Admission at Kalamazoo College, and learns the power of positivity and sweating out stress, as well as what cookies have to do with good interview questions. Shout-outs & Links Colleges That Change LivesJeff RickeyMarty O'ConnellRapid Descent Suzanne's walkout songNo Sleep Till BrooklynBest thing she's read latelyWhere the Crawdads SingWhat she's eager to read nextBecoming Favorite thing to make in the kitchen: Superhero muffinsWhat she...

Duration:00:36:55

Interlude: The NACAC conference, etc.

9/26/2019
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Ken's all by himself at the ALP studio, getting ready for the NACAC conference... as well as what comes after the big vote at the conference. We'll have new episodes again after the conference, but for now, you can enjoy a few additions to the ALP media empire (he says ironically): ALP: The Admissions Leadership Playlist Walkout songs of all ALP guests are available on Apple Music and Spotify playlists. Also, you can find a list of good reads and nifty things on Amazon.

Duration:00:03:46

Todd Rinehart

9/19/2019
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Ken chats with Todd Rinehart, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment at the University of Denver, former chair of NACAC's Admission Practices Committee, and candidate for NACAC president. Shout-outs & Links Roger CampbellTom WilloughbyNancy BeaneJoyce Smith@ToddRinehart@NACACRapid Descent Todd's walkout songDon't Stop Believin'Best thing he's read latelyThe Power of PrivilegeWhat he's eager to read nextBecoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges and UniversitiesFavorite...

Duration:00:28:51

Marie Bigham

9/12/2019
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Ken chats with Marie Bigham, founder and co-leader at ACCEPT: Admissions Community Cultivating Equity & Peace Today, and one of the masterminds behind Hack the Gates, whose goal is to "Radically Reimagine Admissions." Learn about the power of learning, listening, enjoying the ride—and also how Pearl Jam, Prince, Self-Care Sundays, and carrying a file folder confidently can make all the difference. Shout-outs Nanette TarbouniMarjorie JacobsJim McLeodBrandi SmithSteve...

Duration:00:44:55

Rick Clark

9/5/2019
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Ken chats with Rick Clark (Twitter, LinkedIn), Director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech and the voice behind the Georgia Tech Admission Blog. Learn about the power of a midnight run, what an English Premiere League soccer player has to do with a rising admission staffer, and where he and his team get their best ideas for staff engagement and renewal. Links and lists The Truth About College Admissionshare it with me so I can share it with you Rapid Descent Rick's walkout songWe...

Duration:00:39:13

Jennielle Strother

8/29/2019
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Ken chats with Jennielle Strother (Twitter, LinkedIn), VP for Enrollment Management and Chief Enrollment Officer at Concordia University Texas. Learn the origin story of #EMchat, which she co-founded with Alex Williams, as well as the way she approaches her daily work... and why "pressure is a privilege." Links and lists All or Nothing—Manchester CityDream OnFacebookTwitterInstagram Rapid Descent Jennielle's walkout songBidi Bidi Bom BomBest thing she's read latelyPivot: A Vision for the...

Duration:00:40:12

Angel Pérez

8/22/2019
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Ken chats with Angel Pérez, VP for Enrollment and Student Success at Trinity College (CT). This interview took place just a couple of days after Angel published his article, What Is a Chief Enrollment Officer? which gave them a perfect launching point for the conversation. Other links and lists: Struggling Between Two Worlds: How College Affects Identity Construction Rapid Descent Angel's walkout songWe Are the ChampionsBest thing he’s read latelyEducated: A MemoirWhat he wants to read...

Duration:00:27:40

Trailer

8/18/2019
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Host Ken Anselment previews the ALP, a series of one-on-one conversations with college admissions leaders about their journeys. Some are nearing the summit. Some are already there. But how did they get there? And what can other climbers learn from their mindsets, habits, and experiences? Theme music arranged by Ryan Anselment

Duration:00:01:34