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College President Collaborates with McMillan Pazdan Smith on Podcast about the Future of Higher Education

Tri-County Technical College’s President Galen DeHay, Ph.D., is hosting a new podcast called “The Future of Education” which covers the challenges and opportunities facing colleges and universities today. Produced in collaboration with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, the series features candid interviews with influential leaders in the field of post-secondary education.

In each episode, Dr. DeHay sits down with a different college or university leader to delve into their process and passions for serving students and the communities surrounding their campus. A few of the insightful and highly relevant topics discussed in the first three episodes are:

  • Realizing successful opportunities to increase college access for underserved populations with economic challenges.
  • The role community and technical colleges play in activating and improving communities.
  • Actionable things colleges can do to adapt and stay relevant in a rapidly changing education landscape.

“Higher education is at a crossroads,” said Dr. DeHay. “Thoughtful, informed decisions about its future direction, with the people in positions to make an immediate difference, are imperative to prepare students for success in the face of all of the technological, global and cultural changes occurring today.”

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture has previously launched several successful podcasts as part of their IdeaXChange initiative to explore the industry drivers and disruptions occurring in K-12 education and health care. By collaborating with Dr. DeHay on a podcast dedicated to the major themes in higher education, the hope is that these episodes will serve as a primary source of insight and inspiration for college Presidents, administrators, educators and anyone committed to serving the needs of post-secondary students and their families.

“The Future of Education” launched on February 1 with a trailer and the first episode. Additional episodes will be available monthly on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular listening platforms. To learn more about the series and contact the producers, visit the podcast page.

About Galen DeHay, Ph.D.:

Dr. Galen DeHay is president of Tri-County Technical College. In his 23 years at the college, Dr. DeHay has served in a number of leadership roles, ranging from senior vice president to head of the science department. He also has spearheaded a number of programs that have won regional and state awards and that serve as model programs within the S.C. Technical College System, including the I-BEST and Michelin Manufacturing Scholars programs.

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