People Over Process: Orkun Toros

People Over Process: Orkun Toros • Career Conversations • Episode 114

UT Dallas’ Orkun Toros shares insights from his finance career spanning 3 institutions. He discusses valuing people over processes, leading with authenticity, staying mission-driven, and embracing new initiatives like AI.

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Maintaining a Human Touch: Amanda Malone

Maintaining a Human Touch: Amanda Malone • Career Conversations • Episode 113

Amanda Malone started her career at Auburn while still a student and has continued to grow and advance at the same institution. She discusses leading budget changes through collaboration, supporting faculty, embracing new opportunities regularly, and the importance of a “human touch.”

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Ask, Learn, Grow: Charmel Maynard

Ask, Learn, Grow: Charmel Maynard • Career Conversations • Episode 112

Charmel Maynard, University of Miami’s CIO, knew from the age of six that he wanted to go into business, but never imagined he would rise through a banking career to become among the youngest university CIOs. With a palpable passion for his profession, Charmel offers insights on taking career risks, leading with accountability, empowering teams, and continually learning.

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Anne Santos: Follow Your Curiosity

Anne Santos • Career Conversations episode 111

Rice University’s Anne Santos shares her unexpected career path from hospitality to higher ed, offering advice on pursuing new opportunities with curiosity and a passion for service.

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Rick Wernoski: Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Career Conversations episode 110

UNC’s Rick Wernoski shares key lessons from 30+ years in higher ed including to challenge status quo, say “yes” to new opportunities, and ensure all voices are heard. As Rick says, openness to experiences outside your comfort zone leads to growth.

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Darrell Duncan: Leading with Love

Career Conversations episode 109

Darrell Duncan, vice president of finance at Lipscomb University, imparts wisdom on leading with love – you must love people to lead them – being visible, pivoting quickly, and embracing change.

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Virginia Teachey: Know Your Worth

Career Conversations episode 107

Virginia Teachey, AVP of budget and finance at Penn State, shares how mentorship and calculated risks enabled her administrative career during her time as a student to propel her to higher ed leadership.

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