ALP: The Admissions Leadership Podcast

Dan Lugo

February 14, 2022 Ken Anselment Season 5 Episode 7
ALP: The Admissions Leadership Podcast
Dan Lugo
Show Notes

Dan Lugo,  President of Queens University of Charlotte, who started his higher ed career in admissions at Carleton College (his alma mater), presents a master class in leadership with lessons too many to list here, but here's a sample: "If you're going to maximize what you're going to do in life you have to experience failure ... and invite it."

Oh ... this episode is filled with more, so much more.

Rapid Descent

  • Walkout songFight the Power by Public Enemy (and, as if Dan weren't cool enough already, he's friends with Chuck D)
  • Best recent read: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson and The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  • Eager to read next: How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith and Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead. 
  • Favorite podcast: The Daily by NYT
  • Favorite thing to make in the kitchen: "I can make some mean eggs."
  • What he uses to take and keep notes: Notes app on iPhone/iPad 
  • Memorable bit of advice: The parent of a high school classmate gave Dan some bulletin board material when she said, "Do you think you're going to charm your way through college?" 
  • Bucket list: Travel to Africa, visit the capital cities of that diverse and massive continent and go on a safari. (We can see a future where the Queens alumni office sponsors a Travels with the President program.)

Theme music arranged by Ryan Anselment.