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In this podcast we introduce you to thought leaders who are shaping the lives of the next generation, to discuss the challenges and innovations shaping higher education and how it can adapt to give students a strong foundation for their futures. Through in-depth conversations with leading voices in education, we discover what it takes to give students the tools they need to excel and succeed in order to rebuild the American Dream.

In this podcast we introduce you to thought leaders who are shaping the lives of the next generation, to discuss the challenges and innovations shaping higher education and how it can adapt to give students a strong foundation for their futures. Through in-depth conversations with leading voices in education, we discover what it takes to give students the tools they need to excel and succeed in order to rebuild the American Dream.

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In this podcast we introduce you to thought leaders who are shaping the lives of the next generation, to discuss the challenges and innovations shaping higher education and how it can adapt to give students a strong foundation for their futures. Through in-depth conversations with leading voices in education, we discover what it takes to give students the tools they need to excel and succeed in order to rebuild the American Dream.

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English

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07860217238


Episodes

Pam Gohl - A Dedication to Family

8/3/2022
A student-athlete before becoming a coach and now the Athletic Director at The University of Sioux Falls, Pam Gohl thrives in creating and fostering a small community feel on campus for all students. One of The University of Sioux Falls Athletic Department mission statements is a 'Dedication to Family' and she embodies that as she champions that sense of family belonging in her university, staff and student-athletes. Join us for this episode of Rebuilding the American Dream: The...

Duration:00:04:35

Dr. Sean Creighton - Delivering a Purposeful Education Through Institutional Collaboration

7/27/2022
"How do we help [higher education institutions] thrive in perpetuity?" Dr. Sean Creighton asks in this episode of Rebuilding the American Dream. A key part of that answer, he believes, is in the support of and collaboration between individual institutions. At The New American Colleges & Universities, they are building just that: "A trusted environment that comes with bringing together like-minded, like-missioned institutions who are not direct competitors." Dr. Sean Creighton has been...

Duration:00:25:57

Josh Morton - Celebrating All The Wins

7/20/2022
Josh Morton, Athletic Director at Augustana University has immeasurable pride in his community, campus and especially the Student-Athletes of Augustana University. Winning on and off the field, and celebrating each of those wins, is in Josh's blood and he has spent his career building pathways to help the teams he serves succeed. Prior to Augustana, Josh was at athletic departments at Michigan State and University of North Dakota. He brings a unique perspective to his position as he was a...

Duration:00:09:40

Dr. Ron Shape - Meeting Non-traditional Students Where They Are

7/13/2022
The key to providing the best possible educational experience for non-traditional students is understanding who they are and the obstacles they are currently facing. For National American University, 75% of their students are low income, 68% are single, divorced or widowed, 47% are racially diverse, 69% female, 35% low income single parents, 75% low income households with children and 36 years old as the average age. As Dr. Shape shares in this podcast, a traditional structure cannot best...

Duration:00:31:33

Sam Lucas - Student-Athlete, University of Utah Swim Team

7/6/2022
On this episode of Rebuilding the American Dream: The Student-Athlete Experience, we speak with Sam Lucas, a second-year Division I Swimmer for the University of Utah and current Degree Insurance Summer Associate. Sam shares his experiences growing up in high-level competitive athletics and how he is learning to navigate that competition within the pressures of college and looking towards the future. During Sam’s career at Utah he has been a part of the Utah PAC-12 Championship team during...

Duration:00:13:41

Dr. Makola M. Abdullah - The First Thing You Need Is A Chance

6/29/2022
Energetic and thought-provoking, this episode of Rebuilding the American Dream is with Dr. Makola Abdullah, President of Virginia State University. Dr. Abdullah discusses the range of challenges and opportunities facing young people and communities today, with excitement and hope. But, as he shares, the first thing they need is a chance. Don't miss this inspiring episode! Dr. Makola Abdullah is an internationally-renowned educator. Prior to his appointment as president of VSU, Dr. Abdullah...

Duration:00:18:10

Debbie Corum - A Time of Transitions

6/22/2022
We are thrilled that in our first episode of Rebuilding the American Dream: The Student-Athlete Experience, we are joined by Debbie Corum, Athletic Director at Southern Utah University. As the first female Division I Athletic Director in the state of Utah, Debbie brings decades of insight into the ever changing role of the student-athlete. Our conversation ranges from the new NIL landscape, impact of title IX, to her upcoming retirement - all incredible times of transitions. Debbie has been...

Duration:00:05:27

Dr. Tom Stritikus - What Happens When Institutions Get It Right?

6/15/2022
Listen now to this episode of Rebuilding the American Dream as Dr. Tom Stritikus, President of Fort Lewis College, joins us to discuss the benefits of success while working with students to make the college experience better - and the steep cost if we fail. Prior to the appointment as president at Fort Lewis College, Dr. Stritikus was a deputy director of K-12 Education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the dean of the University of Washington College of Education. He earned his...

Duration:00:30:03

Dr. Cheryl Lovell - We're All Educators

6/8/2022
As a low-income, first-generation college student, Former President Lovell brought enthusiasm to Adams State’s mission to provide access and opportunity to all students, especially for historically under-served groups. She is passionate about addressing how a college degree helps move people up the economic ladder and creates social mobility within their lives. Dr. Lovell received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of West Georgia and her Ph.D. in Higher Education from...

Duration:00:43:13

Dr. Ali Malekzadeh - Education is Vital to The American Dream

6/1/2022
In this inspirational episode of Rebuilding the American Dream, Dr. Ali Malekzadeh, president of Roosevelt University shares with us the special role that Roosevelt plays in rebuilding, and reconsidering, the American Dream. Dr, Malekzadeh is very proud of his students, faculty and the kinds of experiences created at Roosevelt. We know you will be impressed by these stories as well. Dr. Malekzadeh holds degrees from the University of Denver and the University of Utah. He believes that...

Duration:00:23:15

Dr. Jamel SC Wright - Uniquely Eureka

5/25/2022
Eureka College has a special history and looking forward, they are working on innovative approaches to enrollment, affordability and access. In this episode of the Rebuilding the American Dream, Dr. Jamel Wright, president of Eureka College joins us to share why that history and the future of Eureka College have been, and will continue to be, transformative to students, faculty, staff and the community - A Uniquely Eureka experience. Dr. Jamel Wright is the first woman and African American...

Duration:00:42:18

Dr. Jared Tippets - Recruiting and Retaining Faculty, Staff, and Students: The ASCEND Model

5/18/2022
Dr. Jared Tippets, Vice President of Student Affairs at Southern Utah University, joins us on The Rebuilding the American Dream Podcast to discuss a universal challenge to all colleges and universities - retention. Addressing the retention of top faculty and staff AND students, Jared shares the ASCEND Model, the basis for a book he co-authored ASCEND to Higher Retention Rates: Practical Strategies for Increasing Student Retention, Completion, and Student Success. Dr. Tippets earned degrees...

Duration:00:13:37

Samyr Qureshi - Peer Tutoring for Today's Student

5/11/2022
"Tutoring is not a new concept. It's something that institutions know can drive students towards better persistence and completion rates and student engagement," says Samyr Qureshi, Co-Founder and CEO of Knack. So what are Samyr and his innovative team doing to bring that traditional concept of tutoring into a new model - and have incredible success? Listen now to this episode of Rebuilding the American Dream as Samyr joins us to share more about Knack and their thoughtful approach to...

Duration:00:33:02

Dr. Stephen Standifird - Helping Students Build Their Own Path

5/4/2022
Dr. Stephen Standifird, President of Bradley University is an expert in organizational behavior, organizational design and change, and principles of management. His experiences with business and higher education are contributing to his success as President of Bradley University. With an incredible team of faculty and staff, Bradley University is setting out to rethink almost every approach to higher education - from budgets to mentorship to enrollments and majors. President Standifird is...

Duration:00:28:38

President Emeritus Tom Galligan - Kindling Lifelong Learning

4/20/2022
From someone believing in you, to the power of suggestion by a mentor, to receiving equitable access to funding to discovering your own passion and potential; a path through to higher education usually is started with a spark. How do we take that spark, whether our own or that of the students we serve, and kindle it into lifelong learning? In this episode of Rebuilding the American Dream, we are speaking with LSU President Emeritus Thomas Galligan. A lawyer, legal scholar and educator with...

Duration:00:32:50

Dr. David Wright - Being Clear About Who We Are

4/13/2022
Dr. David Wright, President of Indiana Wesleyan University recently announced his plan to retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year, which will conclude a 35-year career in Christian higher education with 25 years being at IWU. Additionally, he spent time working internationally in Haiti, and then in England. His areas of professional expertise include higher education policy, the design and administration of non-traditional and online programs, and higher education leadership. In this...

Duration:00:35:00

Peter Smith - Stories from the Educational Underground: The New Frontier for Learning and Work

4/13/2022
Peter Smith is a former state senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Congressman for the state of Vermont. The founder of two institutions – The Community College of Vermont and California State University Monterey Bay, he also served as Assistant Director General for Education for UNESCO. Peter has advocated for new models of adult learning for more than 50 years. In his new book, Stories From the Educational Underground: The New Frontier for Learning and Work, he once again challenges the...

Duration:00:33:26

President Steve Easton - The Business of Higher Education

4/6/2022
President Steve Easton, of Dickinson State University, graduated summa cum laude from DSU with a bachelor's degree in accounting and a minor in business administration. He was the third generation of his family to choose Dickinson State. After earning his undergraduate degree at DSU, Easton enrolled in Stanford Law School, where he earned his J.D. and worked as a lawyer for 20 years before returning to his alma mater. His business acumen and deep love of Dickinson State have given President...

Duration:00:36:29

Dr. Felecia Nave - Elevating the Student Experience

3/30/2022
Alcorn State University is America’s oldest Historically Black Land-Grant University, recently celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding. It is not surprising that Dr. Felecia Nave, Alcorn’s first female president, has embraced the challenge of making her own impact on her storied alma mater. In this episode of Rebuilding the American Dream, Dr. Nave shares her journey through the ranks of academia, leading her back to Alcorn. “I think the path to where I am now began long before I...

Duration:00:36:42

Dr. D. Michael Lindsay - Transitioning Through Life's Hinge Moments

3/23/2022
Dr. Michael Lindsay spent thousands of hours interviewing over 550 of the most prominent and well-known people today. He learned in the process that every single person has experiences he calls Hinge Moments, the title to his most recent book. President Lindsay learned that it was HOW they "responded to those hinge moments of their life [that] had a disproportionate impact on the angle of the rest of the trajectory of their life." Listen to this episode of Rebuilding the American Dream to...

Duration:00:33:03