Burnout, fatigue, and stress are all trending topics, but what is your institution doing to make sure they aren’t just buzzwords? It’s important to develop a strategic plan and have KPIs in place to ensure you are supporting your staff’s well-being and mental health needs. 

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Key Points of Discussion:

  • Understanding and recognizing the signs of burnout 
  • Reducing workplace stress and fatigue 
  • Motivating and retaining employees  
  • Incorporating tech to reduced burden and streamline processes

About our Panelists

Cory Clasemann

Founder and CEO, Independent Consultant

Dr. Cory Clasemann has over 23 years of higher education experience, leading initiatives at both 2-year and 4-year institutions to increase retention, completion, and student success overall. Now serving as an independent consultant working with non-profit organizations and educational institutions, he most recently served as the Vice President for Student Success at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, With responsibility for overseeing retention initiatives, academic advising, student life, and holistic wraparound supports for the 19-campus statewide college, he worked with faculty and staff to implement and scale evidenced-based approaches to increase success and completion for all students.

Clasemann, who is a past member of the Aspen Institute’s Rising Presidents Fellowship Program, has served on the advisory board for the National Community College Benchmark Project (NCCBP) and Find Help/Aunt Bertha. He has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from Creighton University, a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Indiana University.

Scott Rhodes

Senior VP of Consulting at Echo Delta

Scott is a data-driven enrollment professional with two decades of experience directing the marketing and enrollment efforts of major universities. In his role as Senior VP of Enrollment Consulting, Scott serves as a knowledgeable consultant to our clients, providing them with expert guidance in the areas of on-site and remote enrollment, student searches, CRMs, and higher education marketing. Scott has a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in media and technology from Duquesne University. He is a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), National Association for College Admission Counselling (NACAC), and the Private Colleges and Universities of Florida (PCUF). Outside Echo Delta HQ, Scott is an avid traveller who will almost certainly visit Antarctica someday.

Marilyn Powell, Ph.D.

VP of Academic Operations at West Coast University

Marilyn Powell is a licensed psychologist and VP of Academic Operations at West Coast University. Dr. Powell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Austin College in Sherman, TX, then completed a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Working first in public mental health centers and hospitals, she shifted her career focus to non-profit mental health working in a family therapy agency in the San Francisco Bay area.

Douglas A.J. Carlson

Head of Business Development & Partnerships at LeadSquared

Douglas leads Business Development, Partnerships, and Strategy for LeadSquared – North American, the B2C sales and marketing automation platform. Through his background in Customer Success, Product Management, and Sales, Douglas brings a thoughtful approach to the Build, Buy, and Partner functions of BD. Douglas’ focus is on high-growth technology companies in the B to D rounds of funding band.
Douglas earned an M.B.A. in global studies as well as a B.A. in marketing from Southern New Hampshire University. He completed his M.B.A. summer internship with TechStars in Boston, MA.

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