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What’s Your Why: Advice from Higher Ed Leadership

May 30, 2023

Brent Chrite, president of Bentley University, believes in the power of education to transform communities. In this episode, he shares his lessons from over 25 years in leadership positions. We discuss the importance of sticking with your core beliefs and his advice for remaining “relentlessly and energetically ”...

May 23, 2023

Harry Elam, president of Occidental College, is committed to creating environments where everyone can thrive. Having grown up in the turbulent era of court-ordered school desegregation in Boston, Elam is also a leader on issues of diversity and inclusion. We talked with President Elam about the power of connection and...

May 16, 2023

President Audrey Bilger, the first woman president of Reed College, is a prolific author and inclusive leader. Bilger has held numerous leadership positions across higher education. She is an active member of LGBTQ+ organizations and local Portland organizations committed to breaking down educational barriers. We talk...

May 9, 2023

President Tania Tetlow has led Fordham University since 2022 and is the first layperson and first woman in the role. She talks about the power of leading with humility and shares her advice for finding the good in people and learning from painful situations.

May 2, 2023

President David Wippman from Hamilton College is a champion of the liberal arts who encourages his students to create lives filled with meaning, purpose and active citizenship. We spoke with President Wippman about how his clear sense of purpose has guided his work and helped him through challenging times.