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January 31, 2024
Welcome to Visionary Voices: The College President’s Playbook

Welcome to Visionary Voices: The College President’s Playbook

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Welcome to Visionary Voices: The College President’s Playbook, an insightful podcast series dedicated to the strategic minds leading today's higher education institutions. Each episode brings a unique perspective from visionary and tech-forward college presidents, chancellors, and other high-level academic leaders, diving into the complexities and nuances of running a modern educational institution.

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 Host:

Visionary Voices is hosted by Dr. Bryan Gross, the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Athletics at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, where he leads innovative strategies to enhance the quality and diversity of the College’s enrollment management and financial aid optimization plans.

One of his primary responsibilities is to develop partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally that strengthen the College’s position in the market that lead to positive college-going rates and student success outcomes. Prior to Hartwick College, Dr. Gross served as vice president of revenue planning and institutional positioning at 3 Enrollment Marketing, Inc., an enrollment and retention solutions and services provider. He also served as vice president for enrollment management and marketing, and as interim vice president of student affairs at Western New England University in Springfield, MA.

He was also the associate vice president of enrollment management at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. and associate vice president of admissions, dean of admissions, and director of international admissions at the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT. A national and international thought leader, Dr. Gross is a regular presenter, contributor and researcher to articles and workshops on enrollment management, leadership and collaboration, student belonging, international student mobility, and financial aid.

He has been a co-principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant and has served as an executive board member and treasurer of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC). Dr. Gross earned a doctorate in organizational change and leadership from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

His dissertation examined how collaboration among senior higher education leaders can facilitate positive revenue outcomes at regional and private institutions. Gross also holds a master’s degree from Springfield College and a bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University.

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.

Enrollify is made possible by Element451 —  the leading AI-powered, all-in-one student engagement platform, helping institutions create meaningful, personalized, and engaging interactions with students. Check them out at Element451.com.

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

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