ALP: The Admissions Leadership Podcast

Steve Syverson

May 02, 2022 Ken Anselment/Steve Syverson Season 5 Episode 13
ALP: The Admissions Leadership Podcast
Steve Syverson
Show Notes

It seems fitting to drop the final episode of Season 5 on Ken's last day as Vice President for Enrollment at Lawrence University with the man who brought him to Lawrence 18 years ago: Steve Syverson, Dean of Admission Emeritus at Lawrence University. Steve served as Lawrence's chief enrollment officer for 28 years before handing the reins to Ken in 2011, and the episode is as much a trip down memory lane as it is an expansive view of what still matters most in the college admission profession.

Shout outs from people who have worked with Steve include: Jen England, Carin Smith, Jim Miller, Patrick O'Connor, Ray Brown, James Miller, Lynn Van Zeeland, and Nicole Schultz.

We will be back in fall 2022 with Season 6.

Rapid Descent

  • Walkout songStayin Alive by Bee Gees
  • Best recent read: Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria
  • Eager to read next: Some beach fluff
  • Favorite thing to make in the kitchen: Mean nachos.
  • What he uses to take and keep notes: Pen and yellow legal pad. 
  • Memorable bit of advice: "People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel ." -Maya Angelou
  • Bucket list: Scuba diving off the Great Barrier Reef. 

Theme music arranged by Ryan Anselment.