Higher Ed Live is excited to partner once again with the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) on a virtual book club initiative aimed to connect college admission professionals through regular book discussions. The #NACACreads book chat is a fun way to keep up with trends and network with colleagues on Twitter.

In an effort to elevate these discussions Admissions Live host Chris D’Orso will interview Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult, the next #NACACReads selection. Bring your questions to this live broadcast and save the date for the upcoming #NACACreads chat, May 17.

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Episode Host

Chris D'Orso

Chris D’Orso is the assistant director of enrollment communications for Stony Brook University, coordinating social media outreach for one of the top-ranked public research universities in the northeast, and he's excited to announce that he will join the College at Brockport in April 2018 as their Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions. Chris is a State University of New York lifer; he has a BA from SUNY Geneseo in communications, and worked as the acting director of student activities at Finger Lakes Community College and as an admissions counselor/orientation director at SUNY Old Westbury before joining Stony Brook University as an assistant director of admissions in 2005. He’s a husband and father, a Mets fan and baseball card collector, and the halftime voice of the Spirit of Stony Brook marching band during football games. Chris also got his butt kicked on “Jeopardy!” in 2009. He earned his MS in college student development at Long Island University.


Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims spent a decade as the Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University, and received the university’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for creating “the” atmosphere that defines the undergraduate experience at Stanford. Dubbed “Dean Julie” by her students, she was known for her fierce advocacy for young adults and her equally fierce critique of the growing trend of parental involvement in the day-to-day lives of college students. Her New York Times best-selling book, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, was released in 2015 by Henry Holt & Co. Her TED talk will be out this fall. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, and since leaving Stanford in 2012 has been pursuing an MFA in creative writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.