AT40. When Your Career Lightbulb Flickers with Dr. Yonette Thomas Alumni Trending Podcast

  1. AT40. When Your Career Lightbulb Flickers with Dr. Yonette Thomas
  2. AT39. Career Transitions, CASE Service and Equity in Advancement with Dale Wright
  3. AT38. Student Alumni Engagement with Boise State's Lauren Hamilton
  4. AT37. Launching Your Campaign During a Pandemic with Shaun Keister (UC-Davis)
  • AT40. When Your Career Lightbulb Flickers with Dr. Yonette Thomas
    On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Dr. Yonette Thomas of Strategic Transitions LLC. Our trend lines include: when your career lightbulb flickers; incorporating all your passions; and the ongoing social justice movement and push for equity in higher education.
  • AT39. Career Transitions, CASE Service and Equity in Advancement with Dale Wright
    On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Dale Wright, Associate Dean of Advancement in the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. Our trend lines include: the transition from alumni relations to development and the tough decision to leave your alma mater; preparing young professionals for a career in advancement; helping Deans and academic leaders build their fundraising acumen; and the ongoing social justice movement and push for equity in higher education.
  • AT38. Student Alumni Engagement with Boise State’s Lauren Hamilton
    On this episode, I talk with Lauren Hamilton, Associate Director of Student and Recent Alumni Programs at Boise State. Trendlines include: the challenge of COVID, Student Engagement, and the CASE ASAP community.
  • AT37. Launching Your Campaign During a Pandemic with Shaun Keister (UC-Davis)
    This episode’s trend lines include: the impact of developing your team; launching a campaign during a pandemic; and and service to CASE.
  • AT36. Engaging Diverse Alumni with Oregon’s A. Philanda Moore
    On this episode of Alumni Trending, we dive into engaging diverse alumni with the University of Oregon’s, A. Philanda Moore. Trend lines include: Aspen Leadership Diversity initiative, importance of data collection and utilization, engaging diverse alumni, and a little bit about HBCU marching bands!
  • AT35. Disruption in Alumni Engagement with Missouri’s Todd McCubbin
    On this episode of Alumni Trending, we talk with Todd McCubbin, Executive Director of the Mizzou Alumni Association. Trendlines include: learnings from Covid-19; building a diversity, equity, and inclusion infrastructure; and disruption in Alumni Engagement.
  • AT34. The NDSU Integrated Model and the Power of Service to CASE
    On this episode, I talk with Sara Wald, Senior Director of Development with the NDSU Foundation: Today’s trend lines include: – her career journey, – support of colleagues through COVID -19, – and a little NDSU Bison sports talk. Bio Sara Wald has worked in higher education advancement for 19 years at North Dakota State University. Passion for keeping alumni and students connected has driven Sara’s career. She has seen how connecting people creates synergy in alumni, donors, faculty, and students. She has been active in CASE District VI for her entire career and currently serves on the Cabinet for the district.
  • AT33. Digital Engagement Strategy with Finalsite Co-founder Rob DiMartino
    What’s Up Trendsetters! Today, I talk with Rob DiMartino, Co-founder and Chief Evangelist at Finalsite: Today’s trend lines include: – the entrepreneurial journey, – key elements of an engagement strategy, – UConn sports, and – life and leadership lessons learned from Dee Rowe. Bio Rob DiMartino, Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist at Finalsite, has presented globally on effective use of strategic web communications for independent schools. Rob brings 25 years of experience working with the internet in the education arena. For the past two decades, Rob has been a thought leader at Finalsite guiding their way through web strategy, marketing, communications, data integration and most importantly digital engagement. Rob brings experience, trends, and real world “takeaways” to audiences about maximizing technology to increase efficiencies in the independent school environment. Prior to Finalsite, Rob led innovative efforts in digital engagement for Athletics and Alumni Relations at his alma mater, The University of Connecticut. Rob resides in Connecticut with his wife, Liza and their four children, Skylar, Jackson, Tristan, and Lucas.
  • AT32. School and College-based Alumni Engagement with Caitlin Johnson
    On this episode, I visit with Caitlin Johnson, Director of Alumni Engagement at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Trendlines include: building a college-based engagement program; college-based affiliate groups; and engagement through COVID.

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