Join co-host Tony Doody for this great opportunity to hear from ACUI’s new CEO, John Taylor as he talks about “Trends in Unions and Student Activities” and shares his aspirations for the future of the association. We’ll also take some time to learn more about John’s personal journey and his advice for professionals entering the field.

If you have questions for John, please email them to tony@higheredlive.com or live tweet questions during show using the hashtag #higheredlive. As always, we’ll try and incorporate questions from our viewers.


Episode Host

Tony Doody

Tony Doody

Tony Doody has over 25 years of practical experience and oversight in senior leadership positions within the Higher Education industry in the areas of Facilities Management, New Student Orientation, Recreation, Parent and Family Programs, Leadership and Training, Marketing and Communications, Adult Learning, and Major Events and Programs. He currently serves as the Director of Student Centers at the University of Delaware. Over the last six years, Tony has presented at over thirty universities and national conferences on topics of innovation, digital leadership, technology, and unconventional leadership. He received the Diamond Honoree Award from the ACPA Foundation, the highest honor of the American College Personnel Association, recognizing transformative contributions to the field (2017) and earned NASPA's 2017 Technology Emerging Practice Award. In addition, Tony has worked over 20 years as a consultant in the areas of executive coaching, leadership development, presentation skills, risk-taking, innovation, social media, conflict resolution, and team cohesiveness. Past clients include J&J, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vistakon, Navigant, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, United Way, Merrill Lynch, Tumi International, and Aventis Pharmaceuticals.


John Taylor

Recently selected as Chief Executive Officer for the Association of College Unions International, John Taylor has worked in Higher Education for 27 years. Prior to joining ACUI, Dr. Taylor served for ten years as Director of University Unions at the University of Michigan. During his career, he also held college union positions at Colorado State University, Rutgers University, and Missouri State University. Dr. Taylor received his bachelor’s degree in History from Rutgers University, his master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Vermont, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri. You can follow Dr. Taylor on Twitter @John_d_Taylor.