Small College America

Higher Ed without Borders beginning January 10, 2023 is launching a new four part podcast series dedicated to American Small Colleges  The series is hosted by Dean Hoke and Tom Davisson of Edu Alliance. 

Why do we think this series is important? Tom and I are graduates of small colleges and served as trustees of our alma maters. We understand that smaller colleges and universities offer quality personalized education, the classes have a lower student/teacher ratio, and the small college experience builds a community that will benefit them for a lifetime.

During this series, we are going to talk with four Small College Presidents across the United States about their institutions; what makes them unique and important to their communities. Also, we will discuss their challenges and their views for the future.

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Jan. 10th – Dr. Barry Ryan President of Woodbury University, Burbank, California
Jan. 17th – Stefanie Niles President of Cottey College, Nevada Missouri
Jan 24th – Ryan Smith President of University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College, Rio Grande, Ohio
Jan 31st – Janelle Vanasse President of Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska