YOUR EdUp Team

YOUR Higher Education Podcast

We welcome YOU to America’s leading higher education podcast! The go-to resource to stay updated with education & higher education with guests ranging from University President/CEOs to Venture Capitalists, to Ed-Tech Entrepreneurs.  Higher Education is changing rapidly & the thoughts, ideas, & insights from today's brightest & most influential educational minds from across the globe are brought to you via The EdUp Experience.  

The EdUp Experience is hosted by Dr. Joe Sallustio, whose down-to-Earth approach & industry experience helps to make dry & complicated educational topics more fun & engaging to discuss.   Elvin Freytes, Producer, brings the most innovative leaders in higher education to the microphone.  The EdUp Experience team brings over 40 years of experience in higher education - you will feel refreshed, upskilled, & reskilled after listening to this podcast.

Our goal is to inspire & educate people to pursue a lifelong learning mindset no matter the path they choose.

We make education YOUR business!

Co-Founder/Producer: Elvin Freytes

Mr. Elvin R. Freytes earned his Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York & his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Northeastern University in Boston. He has worked for several institutions such as Michigan State University, University of California Berkeley, Columbia University, Boston University, Northeastern University, New York Academy of Art , Mildred Elley College, Touro College & the Manhattan School of Music. He has also lived in China where he taught English & was a college consultant.  He has traveled extensively throughout China & has visited many countries such as Australia, Italy England, Brazil, Egypt & Chile. Elvin has 20 years of experience in the higher education field & brings a wide range of expertise such as international student recruitment, admissions, college consulting, housing, financial aid, & academic & student affairs. 

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Co-Founder/Co-Host: Dr. Joe Sallustio

Dr. Joe Sallustio has brought his leadership to a broad range of educational institutions including a regionally accredited non-profit university, a regionally accredited for-profit university, & a nationally accredited for-profit college, giving him a unique & effective breadth of knowledge in online & on-ground higher education administration. In today's ever-evolving & competitive higher education enrollment & marketing consulting landscape, this diversity of experience is necessary to successfully lead a university into the future. With nearly two decades of experience in higher education operations, Joe has led teams in marketing, enrollment, finance, financial aid, student services, student affairs, human resources, accreditation/Title IV compliance, business-to-businesses relationships, & product strategy for on-ground & online universities. Specifically, his extensive experience in scaling online marketing & enrollment activities have driven the success of many of the institutions he has served. Joe received his Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. He also holds an M.S. in Organizational Leadership (Strategic Human Resources Management) from Regis University & a B.S. in Speech Communications from the State University of New York College at Oneonta

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