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Real Talk Higher Ed: The Rise of the Higher Ed Partner: Reshaping Campuses from the Outside In

Real Issues, Real Solutions.

As more higher education professionals pivot from traditional campus roles to join EdTech companies, consulting firms, and marketing agencies, or even to launch their own ventures in coaching, speaking and consulting, the landscape of influence in the industry is clearly shifting. 

These pioneers — innovators and disruptors — are not just changing their careers; they’re poised to reshape the entire industry. In this candid discussion, we’ll explore whether higher education is truly ready for these changes and delve into why so many pros are gravitating toward these opportunities. We’ll also tackle the big questions about the long-term viability and real benefits of these unconventional, ‘rogue’ career paths. Whether you are currently on this path, or are exploring a rogue role this panel is not to be missed!

Join us on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET.

This event isn’t just about commiserating. Our experienced and caring panel will equip you with practical tools and tactics while discussing how the issues must be faced before breakdown. 

Meet the Panelists

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Ana Rossetti

Higher Education Consulting Manager, Huron Consulting Group

Carrie Lovelace Petr

CEO, Carrie Lovelace Petr Coaching & Consulting

Seth Odell

Founder & CEO, Kanahoma

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

Josie has over two decades working in higher education, with the last twelve focused on consulting, coaching and researching about building digital communities and purpose-driven social media strategy. She teaches organizations, executives, and education professionals how to humanize technology tools and prioritize building community online.

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Ana Rossetti

Higher Education Consulting Manager, Huron Consulting Group

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Dr. Ana Rossetti has over 20 years of experience in higher education, philanthropic nonprofit, and the professional services sector, driving student success outcomes and institutional effectiveness.

Her expertise spans academic administration, student affairs, leadership development, nonprofit program management, and organizational change strategy. Ana leverages her professional experience, multicultural background, and her scholarly research to bring an intercultural and equity lens to her work.

Ana excels at developing contextualized solutions, providing insightful advisory support, and aligning people and systems with organizational objectives to deliver sustainable outcomes.

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Carrie Lovelace Petr

CEO, Carrie Lovelace Petr Coaching & Consulting

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A seasoned executive administrator, Carrie Lovelace Petr holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Carrie has lived her professional career in service to higher education staff, students and faculty. Prior to founding her full-time coaching practice, Carrie served as senior student affairs officer at two institutions; throughout her career in higher education she has supervised all traditional areas in the field of student affairs.

Outside of the student affairs arena, Carrie has enjoyed work as a faculty member, academic adviser and academic administrator. Carrie has practiced leadership development and higher education administration for more than 25 years. Partnering with long-time professionals and aspiring leaders to help them thrive and nurture their talents is her passion.

Beyond her professional life, Carrie is an avid reader and enjoys biking, craft cocktails, and storytelling. She and her husband of 25 years share a college-age daughter and Felix, the most adorable King Charles Cavalier Spaniel in the universe.

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Seth Odell

Founder and CEO, Kanahoma

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Widely considered one of the industry’s leading enrollment marketing experts, Seth Odell brings nearly 20 years of education marketing experience at some of our sector’s top organizations, including Southern New Hampshire University, UCLA, National University System, and more.

Today, he is Founder and CEO of Kanahoma, one of the fastest growing digital marketing agencies in higher education.

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