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The Reinvention of Higher Education with Dr. Robert Kelly • Rebroadcast

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we want to highlight one of our favorite conversations and past episodes featuring Dr. Robert Kelly of Loyola University Maryland. He shares how putting the students at the center of every decision he makes and rising to meet the hunger that these students have for connection is what drives the charge for him, the faculty at the University, parents, and other engaged adults to create a culture celebrating reconciliation, curiosity, joy, and hope.

This is a conversation about responsibility; taking responsibility for crafting the future for those in our care. Rob shares how he is helping Loyola to build according to their mission: pressing forward on issues of culture, climate, race, and inclusion in the face of obstacles of our own creation.

Listen now wherever you get your podcasts, subscribe, leave us a review and share the podcast with family and friends. We’ll back in February with new conversations and episodes to help you keep moving your mission forward.

  • (00:00) – Welcome to Mission Forward
  • (01:30) – Meet Rob Kelley
  • (03:08) – Obstacles in Higher Ed Now
  • (05:22) – Hope in 2021
  • (08:39) – How Are the Kids Doing?
  • (10:56) – How do you press forward?
  • (14:13) – Equity in Higher Ed
  • (23:30) – What’s Inspiring Rob
  • (24:38) – Wrapping Up
This season, we are taking you on a journey to meet ten people influencing and shaping how we communicate at scale for social change. From advertising executives to coalition directors, news editors, campaign managers, and authors, they’re all people who are shaping and challenging the deep power of communication. If you’re working to become a more inclusive and thoughtful communicator, there’s nothing holding you back—except you.
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