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February 7, 2024
Episode 1: The Cedar Crest College Sophomore Expedition

The Cedar Crest College Sophomore Expedition

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About the Episode

About the Episode: Dr.’s Elizabeth Meade and Bob Wilson are the living example of a long lasting and positive collaborative relationship in higher education, having worked together for over twenty years as leaders at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. Now serving as the President and Provost, together, along with the support of literally every member of the campus community, they support Cedar Crest’s Sophomore Expedition Program. Winner of the 2023 NAFSA Paul Simon Award for Internationalization, the Program allows every member of the sophomore class at Cedar Crest to travel abroad together. The program has opened access, improved a number of important campus outcomes and most importantly, changed the lives of the students who participate. In this inaugural episode, we discover how positive collaboration at a small, women's college can make a positive impact on the ground.

About the Show:
This show explores a range of critical topics, from navigating financial challenges and embracing technological innovation to fostering student success and promoting diversity and inclusion. Featuring in-depth case studies and a focus on transformative strategies, the podcast is a valuable resource for current and aspiring leaders in academia, offering a playbook of visionary ideas and practical solutions for the ever-evolving landscape of higher education.

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

Our shows help higher ed marketers and admissions pros find their next big idea, and feature a selection of the industry’s best as your hosts. Learn from Jaime Hunt, Allison Turcio, Jenny Li Fowler, Jeremy Tiers and so many other of your favorite leaders in higher ed.

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People in this episode

Host

Dr. Bryan Gross is the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Athletics at Hartwick College. and the host of Visionary Voices.

Interviewee

Robert Wilson

Robert A. Wilson is Provost for Cedar Crest College. As Chief Academic Officer, he provides leadership for the Academic Affairs division, including all academic departments and instructional programs, academic services, the registrar’s office, information technology, Cressman Library, institutional effectiveness and research, and global initiatives and international programs. With a commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, and expanded access to higher education, Dr. Wilson has a passion for ensuring that college enables all students to achieve at their xhighest levels. Dr. Wilson oversees the periodic review and planning process for all academic programs and college offices, the college internationalization process, the bias response team, and all academic judicial cases.

Elizabeth Meade

Dr. Elizabeth M. Meade was inaugurated as the fourteenth President of Cedar Crest College on July 1, 2018. A member of the Cedar Crest faculty since 1993, Dr. Meade was named Interim President in July 2017. Prior to that, she served as Provost for a five-year period after working in the roles of Acting Provost and Chair of Cedar Crest’s Department of Humanities

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