Higher Education Award Winner
Dr. Joe Sallustio's expertise is operating and growing higher education colleges and universities through effective marketing, enrollment, student service, product strategy, and financial management practices leading to successful student academic success and outcomes.
Dr. Joe Sallustio is one of our nation's foremost higher education experts. He has led a broad range of educational institutions giving him a unique and effective breadth of knowledge in on-ground and online higher education administration. Joe holds an EdD in organizational leadership from Northcentral University, an MS in organizational leadership from Regis University and a BS in speech communications from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.
He is also co-founder and host of "The EdUp Experience," the nation's leading higher education podcast. Early after its founding, The EdUp Experience Podcast introduced its President Series and gave voice to what’s happening at the very top of the industry — how problems are solved, how students are served in new ways, how institutional visions are giving way to a collective re-envisioning of the entire industry. Joe and his co-founder realized they had captured lightning in a bottle … that the stories and insights from 100+ college and university presidents are a modern-day masterclass in academic leadership. Find out about the future of higher education in Commencement: The Beginning of a New Era in Higher Education - a book by Dr. Joe Sallustio, and Kate Colbert, including contributions by Elvin Freytes.
With over 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/hybrid and online universities. Specifically, his extensive experience in scaling marketing and enrollment activities has driven the success of many of the institutions he has served.
Dr. Joe Sallustio is the Co-Founder, Host, and Co-Producer of America's Leading Higher Education Podcast and America's Leading Higher Education Podcast Network. Beginning in January of 2020, The EdUp Experience has grown to surpass 150,000 streams of its episodes and counting, interviewing leaders from all across higher education and beyond.
The EdUp Experience Podcast Network is an independent podcast network partnering with the brightest and most influential leaders and creators across education. Our collective goal is to facilitate positive educational change and inspire lifelong learning through podcasts, live casts, and other mediums.
Commencement: The Beginning of a New Era in Higher Education
Through the Eyes of 100+ College & University Presidents
The colleges and universities providing millions of degree and non-degree credentials each year are a vital backbone of communities and economies. These institutions elevate the critical-thinking capacities of students and learners, and they provide crucial job skills and life skills to emerging workforces.
But the skills we need, the ways in which we collaborate, and the very jobs available to graduates are changing. It’s time for higher education to start anew. It’s time for Commencement into a new era.
Responsible for facilitating university growth through strategic, innovative, and sustainable front-end student lifecycle management. By adapting, building, and engaging students, Lindenwood Core programs and the Lindenwood Global initiative will serve a greater number of students regionally and nationally (Jan 2022 - Present)
Claremont Lincoln University
Current responsibilities include oversight and administration of system-wide operational performance through strategic leadership in planning, directing, and evaluating the business affairs of Claremont Lincoln University in accordance with its mission and direction from the Board of Directors. Areas of oversight include finance, financial aid, enrollment, marketing, human resources, compliance, student services, information technology, business-to-business relationships, and vendor management (1/2018 - Dec 2021).
**CLU named 2019 Higher Education Marketing Team Of The Year by the American Marketing Association**
National American University:
Guided enrollment, marketing, and operational efforts of the University to realize growth in enrollment, brand recognition, and revenue, by maximizing human potential and re-engineering and streamlining systems. Responsibility for compliance, system consistency, operational efficiency, and increased enrollment and marketing performance for over 40 ground and online campuses spread across the United States (2015-2017).
Led and developed 80 staff members comprising the college’s student admissions, staff recruiting, and call center teams. Ensured compliance of admissions decisions with federal, state, and accreditor regulations. Partnered with Campus Executive Directors to advance central business strategy. (2003-2015)
Regional Director of Admissions, National Admissions Team Developer, Admissions Coordinator, Business to Business Sales.
The Association for the Advancement of the College Admissions Profession (AACAP) serves a vital role in connecting, educating, training, developing and informing counseling and admission professionals working in career educahttps://img1.wsimg.com/isteam/ip/a9f500b2-437d-441a-897d-6c4967f9162d/blob-0004.png/:/cr=t:0%25,l:11.05%25,w:77.89%25,h:100%25/rs=w:600,h:300,cg:truetion in accordance with federal and state admissions related standards.
Fierce Education is a place where higher education leaders, administrators and faculty, and those driving technology adoption decisions in education can access proven methods and best practices as they rethink pedagogy and business models in the new blended learning world. We are doing this with the same “Fierce” tenacity shared by those in higher ed who are fighting their way to build a better future for learners everywhere.
The mission of the American Association of University Administrators is to develop and advance superior standards for the profession of higher education administration. Through its policy statements, programs, and services the Association emphasizes the responsibility of administrators, at all levels, to demonstrate moral and ethical leadership in the exercise of all their duties.