Join co-host Tony Doody for this great opportunity to hear from ACUI’s new CEO, John Taylor as he talks about “Trends in Unions and Student Activities” and shares his aspirations for the future of the association. We’ll also take some time to learn more about John’s personal journey and his advice for professionals entering the field.

If you have questions for John, please email them to tony@higheredlive.com or live tweet questions during show using the hashtag #higheredlive. As always, we’ll try and incorporate questions from our viewers.


Episode Host

Tony Doody

Tony Doody

Tony Doody has over 24 years of practical experience and oversight in senior leadership positions within the Higher Education industry in the areas of Facilities Management, New Student Orientation, Parent and Family Programs, Leadership and Training, Marketing and Communications, Adult Learning, and Major Events and Programs. He currently serves as the Senior Director of Student Engagement at Rutgers University. Over the last 4 years, Tony has presented at over twenty universities and national conferences on topics of innovation, digital leadership, technology, and unconventional leadership. He is the recent Innovation chair for the ACPA 2014 conference, serves on the ACPA Credentialing team, and is co-chair of the ACPA Presidential Task Force on Technology. In addition, Tony has worked over 20 years as a consultant in the areas of executive coaching, leadership development, presentation skills, risk-taking, innovation, social media, conflict resolution, and team cohesiveness. Past clients include J&J, Bristol Myers Squibb, Vistakon, Navigant, Janssen, United Way, Merrill Lynch, Tumi, and Aventis Pharmaceuticals.


John Taylor

Recently selected as Chief Executive Officer for the Association of College Unions International, John Taylor has worked in Higher Education for 27 years. Prior to joining ACUI, Dr. Taylor served for ten years as Director of University Unions at the University of Michigan. During his career, he also held college union positions at Colorado State University, Rutgers University, and Missouri State University. Dr. Taylor received his bachelor’s degree in History from Rutgers University, his master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Vermont, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri. You can follow Dr. Taylor on Twitter @John_d_Taylor.