Higher Ed Live is excited to welcome our accomplished, new host Joe Sallustio, chief operating officer and executive vice president at Claremont Lincoln University, to Admissions Live.



Joe Sallustio joins Amy Jorgensen and Andy Fuller as co-hosts on Admissions Live.

Joe Sallustio is the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at Claremont Lincoln University. Claremont Lincoln University teaches Socially Conscious Education™ to students through the innovative Claremont Core™ curriculum. In this position, Joe oversees all areas of university operations including business administration, enrollment management, marketing, student affairs, information technology, human resources, financial aid, and more. Joe’s role is to ensure that CLU is at the forefront of innovative graduate education in the 21st century by being disruptive, innovative, and disciplined.

Joe has led nationally accredited for-profit, regionally accredited for-profit, and regionally accredited non-profit institutions giving a range of knowledge necessary to be successful within higher education. He is also the Vice President of Membership and Board Member for the Association for the Advancement of College Admissions Profession (AACAP), a non-profit organization dedicated to ethical enrollment practices.

Joe is completing his Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership at North Central University. He also holds an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Regis University and a B.S. in Speech Communications from the State University of New York at Oneonta.

“Joe is an innovative and experienced leader — he’s achieved impressive enrollment results for the institutions he’s served. We’re grateful to have him on board. Joe is, in fact, the first Higher Ed Live host with extensive experience with both nonprofit and for-profit educational institutions. I look forward to seeing how his unique background will encourage viewers to think outside the box and tackle challenges differently.” — Mallory Willsea, executive producer, Higher Ed Live

Get to know Joe

What are you most excited about for this new role?

I’m excited to bring together guests who may not have crossed paths before to discuss today’s most pressing issues within higher education. It is the range of perspective that will make this network fun to listen to.

When you have 30 minutes free, how do you pass the time?

I work on my dissertation!

Who is one person that influenced your career?

Dick Shepard, the former CEO and President of Heritage College. Dick was the one that really taught me the school business by giving me opportunity and mentorship that helped shape me into the leader I am today.

What is your life motto?

I’ve got two, borrowed from another one of my mentors:

  • “Failing to plan, is planning to fail.”
  • “It’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.”

Viewers may recognize Joe from his recent episode on Admissions Live, Is The Student a Consumer? True, False, or Somewhere Between.

Admissions Live discusses recruitment trends, yield strategies, and hot topics for college admission professionals and partnering high school counselors.

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Please give a warm welcome to Joe, and follow him on Twitter, @JoeSallustio.


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