“Academic administration” is a catch-all term for the many university-based positions that support higher education. Academic administrators play vital roles in the larger university ecosystem, as well as provide direct… Read the rest
Astrid Rodriguez earned her PhD in educational psychology from the Graduate Center. She currently works at NYU managing Student Success initiatives in Enrollment Management. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Astrid talks about the importance of enrollment management efforts in pursuing universities' missions. She also discusses how an administrative position in higher education can be rewarding for graduates who want to have a positive impact on students' lives.
Stacey Donohue is a professor in the Writing and Literature department at Central Oregon Community College. She earned her PhD in English at the Graduate Center in 1995. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Stacey talks about the importance of enjoying teaching and mentoring students if you’re applying to teach at community college; the subtle art of being adaptable to the needs of a diverse student body; and the value of getting some experience in university administration while you’re in graduate school.
Sara Remedios is an Associate Dean of Students and Director of Academic and Learning Initiatives at Columbia University School of General Studies. She is a graduate of the PhD Program in English at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Sara shares her journey from the GC into student services at Columbia. She also explains the benefits of joining admin for graduates who want to stay close to academia.