Hello, World! Yes, we are aware that it is 2015 and we are still talking about blogs. The internet is still letting us publish freely and we just can’t get enough. Blogging has come a long way since LiveJournal. Today blogs are being implemented on higher ed websites to support both internal and external communications.

Join Ashley Budd and guests from the University of Arkansas system and Texas Tech to talk about implementing and communication with blogs in higher ed.  


Episode Host

Ashley Budd

Ashley Budd

Ashley Budd is a digital strategist and designer based in upstate New York. She specializes in bringing offline experiences online. Ashley is director of digital marketing at Cornell University serving Alumni Affairs and Development. Prior to joining the team at Cornell, Ashley spent more than five years in Enrollment Management and Career Services at Rochester Institute of Technology. Ashley speaks about college admissions, digital fundraising, communication and media technologies.


Amy Cole

Amy works as the Digital Media Program Director with the U of A Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since she has been with Extension in late 2013, she has worked on launching their new responsive website, training over 400 uses on how to edit the website using OU and also teaching users on accessibility and SEO and writing for the web.

Her previous role as an executive project manager with a digital media design firm prepared her for project management of several channels for Extension, including social media and newsletter campaigns. While maintaining multiple social media accounts for Extension, Amy also trains employees on best practices for communicating with their clients through a myriad of social platforms and creates digital media for the website, Facebook and Instagram.


Carlene Kelly

Carlene Kelly has worked in web development in Higher Education for over 12 years. As a web professional, Carlene has gained experience in front-end design, usability, and web programming, and currently heads IT TeamWeb at Texas Tech University. She acts as the webmaster for the University and oversees the University’s web templates and web content management system, OmniUpdate. She is a loving wife, and a mother to a rambunctious 2 year old boy, a dog, and three cats.