Feb. 27, 2022

400: Building Beyond the Poverty of Aspiration - with Dr. Paul J. Leblanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University


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In this episode, produced by Alumni FM, President Series #138, YOUR guest is Dr. Paul J. Leblanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), YOUR guest co-host is John Farrar, Director of Education at Google, YOUR host is Dr. Joe Sallustio, & YOUR sponsor is LeadSquared!.

This episode is full of incredible insight  Paul talks about a range of topics including how online education can help students overcome the poverty of aspiration by using technology - but focusing on relationships.  Hear Paul's thoughts on grades & assessment & if they are a real reflection of learning.  How does SNHU stay at the front end of technology & innovation while avoiding the bureaucracy of higher ed?  Listen to find out!

Dr. Paul J. Leblanc is the fifth & current president of Southern New Hampshire University. Since 2003, under Paul's leadership, SNHU has grown from 2,800 students to over 150,000 learners & is the country's largest nonprofit provider of online higher education. The university made the list of Fast Company magazine's "World's Fifty Most Innovative Companies" as the only university on the list. Forbes Magazine has listed him as one of its 15 "Classroom Revolutionaries" & one of the "most influential people in higher education." Washington Monthly named him one of America's ten most innovative university presidents. 

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