Welcome back to America’s leading higher education podcast! This is The EdUp Experience President Series Episode #65. In this episode, sponsored by MDT Marketing, we welcome Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz, President at St. Francis College Brooklyn! Miguel says it like it is - the media has done a disservice to the value of higher education. However, the students also can't move aimlessly to the next step of higher education without a path. Miguel cautions labeling the student as a consumer - higher ed is the only industry where the "consumer" demands less than what they pay for; students need to take an active role in their learning. Finally, Miguel discusses why "fit" is creating the conditions for someone to believe they belong!
Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz became the 19th president of St. Francis College in September of 2017. Before coming to St. Francis College, Dr. Martinez-Saenz served as Provost at Otterbein University. In that position, he led a number of efforts especially in the context of internationalization that included a three-year global arts initiative funded, in part, by the National Endowment of the Arts. He also helped lay the foundation and developed partnerships with universities in South Africa, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Malaysia. Of significance, Dr. Martinez-Saenz was an administrative Fulbright Scholar (March 2016) through the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Program.
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