Ed Cabellon // The Evolution of Tech in Student Affairs

There is a lot more to technology than downloading the hottest app or upgrading the latest software update. As Dr. Ed Cabellon shares technology is actually pretty personal – with skills required for successful technology implementation including politics, emotions and a long-term investment. Ed has seen the evolution of technology especially in students affairs and enrollment management as an early adopter and educator of digital identity, social media, and digital marketing. He’ll share his tips and tricks for navigating technology implementation including showcasing the homegrown strategy at Bridgewater State University called BSUlife.com.

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Notes from this Episode

Bridgewater State University

Gaga: Five Foot Two

Boston Marathon

BSU Life

Caldwell University



Ed’s fundraising link

Revenge of the Sith

Dark Jedi


Higher Ed Live


Ed Cabellon’s blog


Ed’s Dissertation Research

Technology Implementation Model for Student Affairs

Health and Safety Communication: A Practical Guide Forward

BSU Life Facebook

BSU Life Twitter

BSU Life Instagram

BSU Life YouTube

My BSU Life Vignettes




How to Engage the Digital Generation

Pew Research


Shoe Dog

I’ll have another (Lindsey Hine)


More about Ed

Dr. Ed Cabellon

Dr. Ed Cabellon is a collaborative higher education leader in Student Affairs, Enrollment, and Marketing areas. With over twenty years of progressive administrative experience, he currently works at Bridgewater State University (BSU) leading strategic planning, marketing, budgets, fundraising, and human resources areas. He is also an adjunct faculty member who teaches “Strategic Management”, “Principles of Marketing”, and “Curriculum, Identity, & Digital Technology” to graduate and undergraduate students.

Additionally, Dr. Cabellon is an experienced digital technology scholar, speaker, and consultant. Since 2007, he has delivered nearly 100 invited keynotes, presentations, and workshops for colleges, universities, businesses, and associations across the United States and Canada. He has also co-edited and authored articles and publications focused on engaging the digital generation college students, faculty, and administrators. These efforts have earned him national rrecognition including being named to the “Top 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Websites” list by Ed Tech: Focus on Higher Education since 2012, the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Technology Innovators” list in 2013, and as an ACPA Diamond Honoree in 2015.

Dr. Cabellon’s doctoral research reflects the need for educational institutions and organizations to strategically implement technology to improve work capacity, augment existing engagement efforts, and catalyze changes that positively impact student recruitment, retention, and success.

He is avid runner (completing 18 half marathons, the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon and 2017 Boston Marathon) and is currently training for the 2018 Boston Marathon. He also loves to golf and play basketball and is a superfan of all things Star Wars, Back to the Future, Harry Potter, Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones. You will find him often jamming to 90s hip hop and R&B.

Connect with Ed

Twitter: @EdCabellon

Instagram: @EdCabellon

LinkedIn: EdCabellon

Websites:  edcabellon.com / bsulife.com

About Josie and The Podcast

In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher, and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership. Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

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