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.
Chris D'OrsoChris D’Orso is the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the College at Brockport. A SUNY lifer, he has a B.A. from Geneseo, worked in student activities at Finger Lakes Community College and in admissions and orientation at Old Westbury, before joining Stony Brook, where he ran social media for one of the top public universities in the northeast. He also got his butt kicked on “Jeopardy!,” a defeat he rues to this day.
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.