Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 12:00pm EST
Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout
I recently sat down (virtually via Google Plus, On Air Hangout) with the Big Ideas in Higher Education Conference Team (Tony Doody, Courtney O’Connell, Matt Ferguson, Kevin O’Connell, & Patrick Love) for a Live Video Interview! It had been a while since I’ve done one of these, so I was excited to get back at it and kick it off with this amazing group of professionals.
During the interview, we talked about they about how they got the Big Ideas Conference off the ground, what some of their challenges were, their future plans for Big Ideas, and initial assessment of how the conference went. We also discussed their individual interests in technology, student affairs, and higher education and got to know these educational pioneers better! I hope you can join us for our conversation!
Bios: Tony Doody has had over 20 years of practical experience and oversight in Higher Education in the areas of leadership development, marketing and social media, major events, and new student and parent orientation.
Tony has also had over 15 years of international corporate training in the areas of executive coaching, leadership development, personality assessment, diversity, presentation skills, generational marketing, social media, conflict resolution, and team cohesiveness. Past clients include Johnson and Johnson, Bristol Myers Squibb, Vistakon, Janssen, United Way, Merrill Lynch, Transworld Media and Aventis Pharmaceuticals.
Tony is certified in Crucial Conversations, PDI 360 feedback, True Colors and EMI EventMarketing. Tony also has extensive and practical expertise in graphic design, video editing and website development. He considers himself to be a catalyst for change with a incessant drive to break new ground and create new best practices. (Credit: About.Me)
Courtney O’Connell is an Assistant Director in the Student Life department at Rutgers University. Her student affairs experience is primarily in New Student Orientation, Greek Life and Student Leadership Programming. Courtney is originally from Pennsylvania, but currently resides in Middlesex, NJ. She attended graduate school at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in their Student Affairs in Higher Education master’s program. As the Vice-President in the Jersey Alliance (the New Jersey state division of ACPA), she is excited about the potential to create something new in while contributing to the profession and building the link between NJ student affairs educators. (Credit: Jersey Alliance Website)
Matthew Ferguson is a resourceful, result-oriented leader with experience relating to urban planning, student affairs, teaching and theater. Matt has a strong background in project management, public speaking, event planning and the direction of theatrical productions. Consistently recognized for positive “can do” attitude, dedication and the ability to easily adapt and thrive in high-pressure situations. Some of you may know Matt from his viral video on YouTube lip-syncing to “Turn Me On” by David Guetta, featuring Nicki Minaj (which is forever burned into my subconscious Whatever you do, don’t watch it in the dark!) (Credit: LinkedIn)
Kevin O’Connell is a Intramural Sports/Marketing professional at Rutgers University who is passionate about student leadership, social media, not being afraid of change or to challenge the status quo. (credit: Big Ideas website)
Patrick Love is the Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs at Rutgers University whose passions include running and racing, working with master’s students, playing Ultimate Frisbee, parenting, making a difference, writing music, partnering, changing the world, playing guitar, beer, and the Cleveland Indians. (credit: Big Ideas website)
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