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March 18, 2024
Ep. 19: Presidents and the Employee Experience

Presidents and the Employee Experience

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About the Episode

About the Episode: Today’s college or university president is expected to be highly influential and effective in their leadership. These higher ed CEOs are expected to positively impact every aspect of their institutions, regardless of size. The employee experience, however, can often be one of the least prioritized areas. How did one of the most respected and recognized presidents in the country work with his faculty and staff? Walter Kimbrough visited “I Wanna Work There!” to talk about how he worked to create a positive talent experience during his presidencies.

Here are the takeaways from this episode:

  1. We will hear about the importance of establishing a culture from the president’s seat.
  2. We will learn what it means to communicate honestly with faculty and staff.
  3. Walter will share his advice for aspiring presidents to help foster a productive campus work culture. 

About the Show: I Wanna Work There! takes a look at how colleges and universities can develop competitive, compelling employer brands. Join us for an honest and solutions-based look at the issues that surround institutions positioning themselves as employers of choice.

About The Enrollify Podcast Network: I Wanna Work There is a part of the Enrollify Podcast Network. If you like this podcast, chances are you’ll like other Enrollify shows too!  

Some of our favorites include Confessions of a Higher Ed Social Media Manager and Talking Tactics

Enrollify is made possible by Element451 —  the next-generation AI student engagement platform helping institutions create meaningful and personalized interactions with students. Learn more at element451.com

Connect with Us at the Engage Summit: Exciting news — many of your favorite Enrollify creators will be at the 2024 Engage Summit in Raleigh, NC, on June 25 and 26, and we’d love to meet you there! Sessions will focus on cutting-edge AI applications that are reshaping student outreach, enhancing staff productivity, and offering deep insights into ROI. 

Use the discount code Enrollify50 at checkout, and you can register for just $99! This early bird pricing lasts until March 31. 

Learn more and register at engage.element451.com — we can’t wait to see you there!



People in this episode

Host

Eddie Francis is the Founder of Edify Ventures and is the host of I Wanna Work There!

Interviewee

Walter Kimbrough

Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough is the president in residence for the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions and the former president of Dillard University and Philander Smith College (now Philander Smith University). Under his leadership, Dillard’s endowment grew 115% and alumni giving increased from 4% to 23%.

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