Join past Student Affairs Live hosts Heather Shea and Ed Cabellon as they reflect back on learning, experiences, and stories as former hosts. We’ll also explore the current state of student affairs and predictions on where we’re heading as a profession.


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.


Ed Cabellon

Dr. Ed Cabellon is a collaborative higher education leader with senior and executive administrative roles in Student Affairs, Enrollment, and Marketing areas. With over twenty years of progressive experience, he is currently the Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management at Bristol Community College and is also an adjunct faculty member in Caldwell University’s online Higher Education Administration masters program during the summer months. He earned his bachelors degree in Communication from Stonehill College, masters degree in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Johnson and Wales University.

Since 2007, Ed has also served as a consultant, keynote speaker, and trainer to nearly 100 institutions and organizations covering topics such as strategic planning, innovation, digital technology, marketing and communications, and organizational change focused on enrollment management, student affairs, and faculty and staff development.

Dr. Cabellon is well-respected senior leader in Higher Education, who built his professional reputation both in-person and online. Over the years, his work connected, educated and inspired other higher education professionals through his early adoption and successful implementation of digital communication tools such as Twitter, the Higher Ed Live network, and this website. Also, he has invested time and resources through in-person networking opportunities such as the Student Affairs Technology UnConferences and meetups at numerous national conferences within and outside of higher education.


Heather Shea

Heather Shea’s career in higher education spans nearly two decades, five campuses, and too many student affairs functional areas to name (she identifies most closely with the team “generalist”). Heather is currently a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University, finishing her PhD in the Spring of 2019 in HALE (Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education). Also at MSU, she works as the co-director of the co-curricular record, serves on the steering team for New Student Orientation, and leads a summer study abroad program in Europe for the MSU College of Education. Connect with Heather on Twitter at @heather_shea_