How Higher Ed Presidents Can Better Engage With Students

How can college and university presidents better engage with students?

Reported by EAB, Texas State University president Dr. Denise Trauth, has an online calendar open for students or student groups to schedule 15-minute meetings with her to discuss any concern they might have.

While some digitally savvy higher ed leaders have taken to social media to not only appear to be, but actually be more accessible, social media still provides a light digital barrier from which one can choose to or not respond. Open invites for in-person meetings is a whole new level of fearless engagement, but can instill greater trust in the community because of it.

The takeaway? It’s important to determine what type of presidential engagement is right for your institution, but finding ways to make your leadership more accessible to your students can go a long way.

Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.