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Finding Your Path: Greg Argueta • Career Conversations • Episode 115
Career Conversations

Finding Your Path: Greg Argueta

UT Dallas’ Greg Argueta shares lessons on embracing opportunity, complexity adjustment, effective communication, and preserving trust for career progression.

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

People Over Process: Orkun Toros

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 • Career Conversations • Episode 113
Career Conversations

Maintaining a Human Touch: Amanda Malone

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 • Career Conversations • Episode 112
Career Conversations

Ask, Learn, Grow: Charmel Maynard

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 • Career Conversations episode 111
Career Conversations

Anne Santos: Follow Your Curiosity

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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Career Conversations episode 110
Career Conversations

Rick Wernoski: Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

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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Career Conversations episode 109
Career Conversations

Darrell Duncan: Leading with Love

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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Career Conversations episode 107
Career Conversations

Virginia Teachey: Know Your Worth

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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