December 10, 2014 9:01 am


Keeping up with email, technology, and social media in today’s world can be a little like drinking from a firehose. Despite the challenges, there lies tremendous potential for digital leadership. The platform, whether LinkedIn, Twitter or Pinterest, doesn’t matter. Today’s most progressive leaders are recognizing and leveraging the benefits of being digital. For those who dismiss technology as a distraction, it’s time to stop making excuses, learn enough to make informed decisions, and focus on the future.

Wednesday, December 10th at 1:00pm ET 
Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout 
Conversation: #HigherEdLive


Dean Kenn Elmore on Social Media Gurus
Dean Kenn Elmore on ROI of Social Media
Dean Kenn Elmore on Authenticity Versus Being Genuine
Dean Kenn Elmore on Negative Comments
Dean Kenn Elmore on Meeting Students Where They Are
Dean Kenn Elmore on Expectation for Staff and Social Media
Dean Kenn Elmore on Lack of Digital Presence 
More from Dean Kenn Elmore on Social Media Ninjas and Gurus
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier on Advice for Students
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier on the Benefits of Social Media Communication 
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier on Being Real on Social Media
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier on Staff Use of Social Media 
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier on BuzzFeed and Kevin Bacon
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier on Show Me, Don’t Tell Me
Erik Qualman on Trolls
Erik Qualman on Who Should Teach Students Social Media
Erik Qualman on LinkedIn and Universities
Erik Qualman on How Followers are like a Line At the Club
Erik Qualman on Why Likes/Follows Matter in the Beginning

What are the benefits and challenges of leading in a digital age? What  specific actions and strategies can leaders take to best engage stakeholders? How can we best use social media in times of crisis?  Who at the university should educate students about issues of online citizenship? Should social media become an essential competency for faculty and administrators?

On this episode of SA Live, host Tony Doody interviews guests Erik Qualman, Kenn Elmore and Julie Payne-Kirchmeier as they share their journey and insights on leadership, advocacy, engagement and authenticity using social media and technology.

Do you have additional questions for our guests? Send them to #higheredlive during the show and we’ll do our best to incorporate them into the conversation.

SONY DSCErik Qualman is often called a Digital Dale Carnegie. He is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 44 countries.

His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. He was recently voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs.

His 2014 book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube was recently nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.


kenn-elmoreAs Dean of Students, Kenneth Elmore coordinates University efforts to provide a safe environment, where students can find their way within a vibrant academic community.

This includes advising student organizations, planning ways to acclimate students to the University, setting and regulating standards, offering academic support, helping students navigate career goals, making certain the University experience is accessible, and creating a vibrant and welcoming living-learning environment. The offices reporting to Kenn—the Community Service Center, Disability Services, Howard Thurman Center, Judicial Affairs, Orientation, Residence Life, Student Activities—respond to student concerns, help students solve their problems, and help students build communities.

Appointed in 2003, Kenn has more than 20 years of administrative experience in higher education. Prior to his appointment, he managed orientation programs, campus activities, and residence operations at Boston University. He has also practiced law within the Boston area. Kenn earned his AB in Psychology from Brown University; a Master of Education in Policy, Planning & Administration from Boston University; and, a JD from New England Law.

JPK175_175Dr. Julie Payne-Kirchmeier currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Auxiliary Services at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, in which she oversees Residential Services (Residence Life, Housing Operations, Housing Facilities, Academic Initiatives and Conference Planning), Food Service, Greek Housing, Norris University Center, SafeRide, Special Events and Commencement, and Student Affairs Information Technology.  She earned her B.S. degree in Genetics and her M.Ed. degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Texas A&M University-College Station, and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Administrations and Foundations at Indiana State University.

During her administrative tenure, Dr. Payne-Kirchmeier has been highly involved in professional associations, including the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the Association of Student Conduct Affairs (ASCA), the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA), the Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (SWACUHO), and serving as Conference Host and President of the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers (GLACUHO). She currently serves as NASPA Region IV-E Technology Knowledge Community chair, chairs the Communication Services Committee for NACAS, co-chaired social media initiatives for the national NASPA WISA Knowledge Community, and currently serves as the Co-Chair for the WISA Knowledge Community and on the NASPA AVP Steering Committee.

Dr. Payne-Kirchmeier has received the GLACUHO Service Award, the GLACUHO Professional Development award, and the GLACUHO Distinguished Service award – the highest honor GLACUHO bestows. Additionally, ACUHO-I awarded her the Herstory award in 2010, and NASPA IV-E Women in Student Affairs (WISA) awarded Dr. Payne-Kirchmeier the Marlene Kowalski-Braun Service to Women in Student Affairs award in 2011. Most recently, Dr. Payne-Kirchmeier earned the designation of Certified Auxiliary Services Professional from the National Association of Campus Auxiliary Services.



Tony Doody

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