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About the Episode: As Co-chair of the Symposium for the Marketing of Higher ed, Teresa Valerio Parrot has judged a lot of presentation proposals. She unlocks the secrets of what makes a proposal stand out in the crowded landscape of academic presentations. Teresa gives us insights on how to write a proposal, prepare for a presentation, and level-up to a featured or keynote spot. Teresa's insider tips will transform your next pitch from standard to standout. If you're itching to make your mark and lead the conversation at the next big conference, this episode is your golden ticket!

About the Show: Confessions of a Higher Ed Social Media Manager covers the do's, don'ts, and dynamics of the complex and challenging social media ecosystem. We analyze the successes and failures of those in the higher education social space — what went right, what went wrong, and what are the lessons learned. We’ll share actionable steps so you can push past the pitfalls others have faced. No matter if you're on a team of 20 or a team of one, we've got you covered. Confessions of a Higher Ed Social Media Manager is hosted by Jenny Li Fowler and is a proud member of the Enrollify Podcast Network.

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Confessions of a Higher Ed Social Media Manager is a part of the Enrollify Podcast Network. If you like this podcast, chances are you’ll like other Enrollify shows, too!  

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About the Podcast

Jenny Li Fowler


Jenny Li Fowler

Jenny Li Fowler is the director of social media strategy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and author of “Organic Social Media”. She is in charge of developing and executing Institute-wide social media initiatives and campaigns and provides social media consultation and direction for more than 200 departments, labs, and centers. She also manages MIT’s flagship Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts. Prior to MIT, she served as Social Media Manager and Web Editor for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Jenny is a recurring correspondent for Hubspot's INBOUND and a recognized voice across the social media marketing space.

Teresa Valerio Parrot


Teresa Valerio Parrot

Teresa Valerio Parrot often says that while her husband is her true love, her alma mater, the University of Colorado, was her first love. Higher education, however, is her home. She is known for honesty juxtaposed with optimism; the two combine to provide communications counsel focused on transparent leadership and relationship building. Teresa helps higher education executives truthfully share excellence and genuinely own mistakes through their communications and actions because she knows honesty is present in all sound proactive and crisis outreach. Previously, Teresa served as senior vice president for Widmeyer Communications and vice president for SimpsonScarborough. She counts almost 10 years of service with the University of Colorado, including an officer-level appointment as assistant secretary of the University. She is co-host of the “Trusted Voices Podcast,” co-editor of Call to Action for Inside Higher Ed, and has numerous bylines with national and higher education media. Teresa earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Colorado Boulder, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado Denver, and a doctoral degree in higher education policy and leadership from Southern Methodist University. She holds an accreditation in public relations from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She lives in Longmont, Colorado, with her husband and dogs. Each year she threatens to become a runner and instead spends her time traveling with her family. Don’t get her started on how amazing her college-aged daughter is unless you have a spare hour or two. Or three. She serves on the boards of PRSA, the Colorado-based Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), and KUNC public radio and the Colorado Sound. She is a member of the Denver Ballet Guild.

Confessions of a Higher Ed Social Media Manager

Tune in for the do’s, don’ts, and dynamics of the complex and challenging social media ecosystem. Jenny Li Fowler analyzes the successes and failures of those in the higher education social space — what went right, what went wrong, and what are the lessons learned — with actionable steps and takeaways for your team.

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