The Role of University Partnerships and Collaboration in Increasing Student Empowerment and Engagement

In this episode, Andrew Flagel was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Andrew Flagel is President and CEO of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Consortium member George Washington University,  where he served as a regional director of admissions before being appointed as director of admissions for the Congressional Youth Leadership  Council. He later received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University’s prestigious program in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education while serving as a director in Flint for the University of Michigan, focusing his research on access and inclusion. 

As Dean of Enrollment for over a decade at another Consortium member, George Mason  University, Flagel created ground-breaking new programs for members of the military,  veterans, international, and transfer students, founded and led the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment and the Washington Journalism and Media Conference, and spearheaded the Pathways partnership with Northern Virginia Community College and Fairfax County Public  Schools. 

In this episode, Andrew Flagel will share his insights about Partnerships and Collaboration in increasing student empowerment and engagement.

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Story Notes:

  • Getting into the Higher Education
  • What Makes Leaders Successful?
  • Challenges and Lessons Learned During Pandemic
  • Suggestions for the next Higher Education Leaders
  • Why are Partnerships Important?
  • The Biggest Area of Opportunity for Growth


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