January 8, 2014 12:45 pm


Wednesday, January 8th at 1:00pm EST
Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout
Conversation: #HigherEdLive

As we begin the new year and enter conference/job search season in student affairs, please join me and my esteemed panel of colleagues to discuss how to make the most of your new role in 2014. Our show will broadcast via Google Plus On-Air Hangouts and several guests will join me sharing their tips for transitioning to a new campus or new role. Our panel will include student affairs educators (including practitioners and faculty members) at various levels who have relocated or changed jobs within the last six months.

This group of professionals has recently (and successfully!) navigated the process of transitioning jobs and will share  their advice and knowledge based on their various experiences.  If you have any questions, or comments, please leave them in the comments below, or tweet them, adding the #HigherEdLive hashtag!  We hope you can join us LIVE on Wednesday, January 8th, but if not, feel free to watch the replay in syndication!

Valerie HerusakValerie Heruska is an Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives for Residence Life at Indiana University Bloomington. Prior to her work at IU, Valerie worked in Residence Life at Boston University and the University of South Carolina. Valerie received her Masters (Higher Ed Admin) degree from George Washington University and her Bachelors (English) degree from Penn State University.  You can contact her on twitter @Valerieheruska.



Adrianna GuramAdrianna Guram is the Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives in the Department of Housing and Residence Life at East Tennessee State University, where her responsibilities include creation and implementation of a comprehensive living-learning community program.  Her background is in first-year programs, diversity education and academic support initiatives.  She received a Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelors in English and Social Work from ETSU. You can contact her on twitter at @AMGuram.



Judy Marquez KiyamaDr. Judy Marquez Kiyama is an assistant professor in the Higher Education program at the University of Denver’s Mogridge College of Education. Dr. Kiyama’s research examines college access and success for under-represented students. Dr. Kiyama focuses on the role that families and communities play in developing college-going cultures for Latina/o youth. Dr. Kiyama earned her bachelors, masters, and PhD from the University of Arizona.



Julie LeosJulie Leos is a first year doctoral student in the Higher Education Administration program at the University of South Florida (USF). She is also an Advisor for a Living Learning program in the USF College of Business. Julie began her career as a student at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida. It was there where she discovered a passion for working with students.  Julie stayed to receive her Master of Science degree at FIU and, during that time, joined the Housing and Residence Life team. It was here that she found her love for working with students in a residence life setting and her path has taken her to Florida State, University of Arizona, University of Michigan, and most recently, returned to the sunshine state. As a lover of cycling and running, Julie completed her first triathlon in 2011 and marathon in 2012. She will run her second marathon next week. Her most recent passion is to bring awareness about fitness to the field of student affairs; a helping field that often puts the needs of others before self care.  She is a moderator for the SAFIT blog (studentaffairsfit.com), the current Chair – Elect for the ACUHO-I Women in Housing Network, and a member of ACUHO-I ACE Foundation Committee. You can connect with her on twitter @JulieAnnLeos 

Bruce Mann

Bruce Mann is currently a first year graduate student at Seattle University and is a graduate assistant for multicultural leadership and assessment at the University of Puget Sound. This past summer, he left the University of Idaho after working for five years most recently as the Coordinator for the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action. Bruce has also worked in marketing, professional sports, and as a freelance photojournalist and graphic designer. You can connect with him on twitter @BruceBMann





Heather Shea

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