Andrew Flagel

Episode 92 – Andrew Flagel – How to Make Universities Stronger, More Connected, and More Relevant

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It makes total sense to form a consortium connecting the 17 colleges and universities in our nation’s capital. The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, led by Andrew Flagel, develops financial efficiencies and better delivery of higher education core services as well as making it easier for students, staff and faculty in the region to access the great offerings of its members.

In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, Andrew speaks with host Lynne Golodner on how he chose higher ed for his career, how to create pathways and equity to higher ed for all Americans, and why students so desperately want to get back in the classroom with their professors as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

In this episode, Lynne and Andrew discuss:

  • How he was inspired by his mother’s activism to provide access for the most vulnerable in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio
  • Why climbing walls are an inexpensive way to offer athletic opportunities to a vast array of students
  • The importance of addressing housing and food insecurities among college students
  • The importance of connection and a holistic approach in the online learning experience
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • How it’s never too late to transform people’s opportunity for education
  • How feeling connected to faculty helps students thrive in higher education
  • Creating pathways to education
  • The privilege among higher income college applicants & leveling the playing field to increase access
  • College tours

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Coming up next on the Make Meaning Podcast: Lynne interviews Joel Hawbaker on blended families, high school teaching and coaching soccer

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