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Anne Santos • Career Conversations episode 111

Anne Santos: Follow Your Curiosity

Anne Santos, assistant dean for finance and administration at Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, took an unconventional path to her role. With a background in hospitality and small business, Anne shares how she transitioned industries and offers advice on pursuing your passions.

Key Points:

  • Transitioned from hospitality/small business to higher ed
  • Admires the role of continuing education communities
  • Sees similarities in serving others
  • Diverse campus was a pleasant surprise
  • Learned about university endowments
  • Encourages trying higher ed to make an impact
  • Shares rewards of student success stories
  • Values networking and informational interviews

Anne Santos has built a fulfilling career in higher education administration. Her story demonstrates the power of curiosity and openness to new paths. Anne encourages listeners to pursue their passions and never be the first one to tell themselves ‘no’.


Insights and advice for business professionals new to higher education.

On Career Conversations, NACUBO’s Christine Simone sits down with higher education professionals to discuss their personal experiences, including successes and challenges of all kinds. They’ll offer career advice and insights as well as nuggets of wisdom for business professionals new to higher education.

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