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TouchNet Launches Season 6 of Popular Podcast Series

4/28/2023 7:00 PM

New great look, new great conversations! Join us for Season 6 of FOCUS: On the Business of Higher Education with host Heather Richmond, Vice President of Marketing for TouchNet. This season, we explore top-of-mind topics that continue to impact how universities and colleges manage the business of higher education.

Our Season 6 guests include frontline leaders making real change at their institutions as well as industry thought leaders who are guiding transformational challenges to how higher education serves its constituents.

New episodes air every other Tuesday starting on May 2. Preview our line up below.

FOCUS Podcast Season 6 Guests

Episode 601: Protecting Student Investments with University of Texas at Dallas
Cheryl Friesenhahn, Sr. Director of Financial Services, University of Texas at Dallas
Listen on May 2

Episode 602: Designing Intelligent Experiences in Higher Ed
Rob Sparks, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Partnerships, Anthology
Listen on May 16

Episode 603: Unifying Student Services into a One-Stop Shop with Portland Community College
Fredderick Simmons, Manager of Student Account Services, Portland Community College
Listen on May 30

Episode 604: Evaluating Data Breach Trends & Payments Security in Higher Ed
Sean Davidson, Sr. Manager of Security Solutions, Verizon
Listen on June 13

Episode 605: Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Spirit on Your Team
Joe Abraham, Operating Partner, Beyond Academics
Listen on June 27

Episode 606: The Future of Sustainable Campuses with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
Karen Dickinson, General Manager, Gold Coast Region, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
Listen on July 11

Episode 607: Behind the Scenes of Mobile ID for Apple and Android
Joe Harting, Campus Operations Leader, Mobile IDs
Listen on July 25

Episode 608: To be announced

Can’t wait to listen? Catch up on seasons 1-5 to hear from higher ed leaders, industry organizations, and technology experts on topics ranging from student finance to using data to improve operations to ID management and campus card programs to compliance and security trends to fostering innovation with higher ed tech.


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Produced by TouchNet, the podcast FOCUS: On The Business of Higher Education features leaders in higher ed and technology thought leaders. Host Heather Richmond, Vice President of Marketing at TouchNet talks with guests about challenges facing today's higher learning institutions and the technology-driven solutions campuses are using to address them.

Heather Richmond is the Vice President of Marketing at TouchNet. Heather has more than 20 years of experience specializing in innovative software platforms tailored for higher education complemented by her background in training campus professionals in PCI security and campus commerce best practices. Heather leads the marketing team with passion and thought leadership that reinforces TouchNet’s position as the industry leader in campus commerce and credentials, security, compliance, and more. Before joining TouchNet, Heather led the customer success team for an alumni fundraising and engagement technology company. Heather earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a marketing emphasis at Missouri Western State University.