Our goal is to inspire and educate people to pursue a life-long learning mindset no matter the path they choose.
We are a Higher Ed Podcast that covers educational topics and leaves listeners up-skilled and motivated to continue learning! We have guests ranging from University and College Presidents to Ed-Tech Entrepreneurs based in the US and abroad.
Mr. Elvin R. Freytes earned his Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York and his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Northeastern University in Boston. He has worked for several institutions such as Michigan State University, University of California Berkeley, Columbia University, Boston University, Northeastern University, New York Academy of Art , Mildred Elley College, Touro College and the Manhattan School of Music. He has also lived in China where he taught English and was a college consultant. He has traveled extensively throughout China and has visited many countries such as Australia, Italy England, Brazil, Egypt and Chile. Elvin has 20 years of experience in the higher education field and brings a wide range of expertise such as international student recruitment, admissions, college consulting, housing, financial aid and academic and student affairs.
Elvin has been a podcast guest on North Liberty Community Library
Elizabeth Leiba was born in London, England and raised in sunny south Florida. She is a published writer and have had several articles published in the Sun-Sentinel newspaper in Fort Lauderdale. She has also been published in the Seminole Tribune, the official newspaper for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, where she served as the editor for several years. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL where she majored in journalism with a minor in education. She also holds a Master of Business Administration with a focus in Global Management from the University of Phoenix and pursued Interdisciplinary Studies at Western New Mexico University. Over the past decade Elizabeth has worked as an English Professor both face to face and online for various public and private college and universities. Most recently, she has worked as an instructional designer for City College, where she develops and deploys online classes for almost 1,000 students across seven campuses in Florida. Elizabeth’s newest adventure has been serving as a co-host on the successful higher education podcast The EdUp Experience.
Dr. Joe Sallustio has brought his leadership to a broad range of educational institutions including a regionally accredited non-profit university, a regionally accredited for-profit university, and a nationally accredited for-profit college, giving him a unique and effective breadth of knowledge in online and on-ground higher education administration. In today's ever-evolving and competitive higher education enrollment and marketing consulting landscape, this diversity of experience is necessary to successfully lead a university into the future. With nearly two decades of experience in higher education operations, Joe has led teams in marketing, enrollment, finance, financial aid, student services, student affairs, human resources, accreditation/Title IV compliance, business-to-businesses relationships, and product strategy for on-ground and online universities. Specifically, his extensive experience in scaling online marketing and enrollment activities have driven the success of many of the institutions he has served. Joe received his Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. He also holds a M.S. in Organizational Leadership (Strategic Human Resources Management) from Regis University and a B.S. in Speech Communications from the State University of New York College at Oneonta
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"The EdUp Experience podcasts address critical and timely higher education issues with experienced experts. The hosts seek out topics and ask questions that higher ed leaders are (or should be) asking.
The upbeat and professional podcast series is a weekly ‘must listen’ for anyone serious about student success."
Kristina Powers, PhD
"I have been listening to the EdUp Experience for several months, and I greatly look forward to listening to it every week! They invite the best speakers, many of whom are thought leaders in the Higher Education community. I love the three podcast host format because you get a different personality and insight. Elvin Freytes is always thinking on his feet and I really enjoy his “Two Questions” wrap up at the end. He adds the spunk to the mix. Elizabeth Leiba is always on point with asking the most pertinent questions that resonate with what the audience wants to know. Joe Sallustio always asks about the long term strategic topic areas. Together, they make up the triple threat for podcasts in education. I would recommend this podcast to anyone that wants to be in tune with what is happening in the Higher Ed sector. They get the best guests that discuss the most pertinent topics and keep you current. Simply a delight!"
"I thoroughly enjoy this podcast. The hosts always have timely, relevant and engaging content and guests that bring topics to life. I highly recommend subscribing and listening if you're a higher education professional or interested in the state of higher education."
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