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October 12, 2023

Organizational Change to Drive Organizational Change Management

In this episode, Dr. Monique Sendze – Vice President for Information Technology and CIO at California State University, Chico – discusses her approach to effectively driving organizational change by creating a project and change management office to take an overarching view across the institution.  References:  Dr. Monique Sendze, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO […]

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September 28, 2023

The CIO as Not-so-accidental Therapist

In this episode, Fred Rocha – recently retired CIO of Coast Community College District – shares perspective on what’s possible when a CIO masters the art of talking (and coffee) with institutional stakeholders. References: Fred Rocha, Senior Consultant, Higher Digital Coast Community College District

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September 14, 2023

Leveraging Stakeholder Buy-in for Better/Faster Change

In this episode, Dr. Rafik Mohamed – Provost and VP of Academic Affairs at Cal State San Bernadino – offers suggestions on how best to leverage stakeholder buy-in as a change enhancer and accelerator. References: Dr. Rafik Mohamed, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs at Cal State San Bernadino California State University, San Bernadino

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August 31, 2023

How AI Will Catalyze Higher Ed Reform

In this episode, Dr. Saul Jimenez-Sandoval – President of California State University, Fresno – explains how AI could serve as the critical catalyst for higher education reform. References: Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, President, California State University, Fresno California State University, Fresno

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August 18, 2023

Co-Creation: The Secret Sauce in Humanistic Digital Transformation

While higher education institutions must serve a variety of stakeholders and users with their digital systems and services, active students are their ultimate customers and therefore critical to getting things right. I am excited to share some great examples of how co-creation with students is helping some institutions up their digital transformation game while incorporating […]

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August 10, 2023

Preparing Fourth Generation Enterprise Technologists​

In this episode, Dr. Lin Zhou – CIO of The New School – discusses the preparation of fourth generation enterprise technologists in the context of evolving IT organizations, quantum computing and the design, social research, arts, and public engagement programs offered by his institution. References: Dr. Lin Zhou, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, […]

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July 27, 2023

Maintaining Traditions through Disruptive Change

In this episode, Dr. Bashar Hanna – President of Commonwealth University – discusses the importance of maintaining the cultural traditions, mascots and branding of the three institutions that are consolidating to form this new school serving Central Pennsylvania. References: Dr. Bashar Hanna, President of Commonwealth University Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania

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July 13, 2023

Leveraging Network Effects for Higher Education Reform

In this episode, Dr. Pardis Mahdavi – President-elect at the University of La Verne – discusses the need for and specific uses of partnership network effects to serve the underserved and reverse the education decline. References: Dr. Pardis Mahdavi, President-elect of the University of La Verne University of La Verne

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