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About the Episode

The what's what...

In this episode, Jaime talks to Josie Ahlquist, author of Digital Leadership in Higher Education about the importance of a digital presence for senior leaders. Takeaways include:

  • How to decide what digital platforms make sense 
  • How to incorporate your own values into your online presence 
  • Why empathy is so important in leadership 
  • How today’s hybrid work environment lends itself to digital leadership


About Confessions of a Higher Ed CMO

​​Confessions of a Higher Ed CMO is sponsored by our friends at Mindpower - a full-service marketing and branding firm celebrating nearly thirty years of needle-moving, thought-provoking, research-fueled creative and strategy. Mindpower is women-founded and owned, WBENC certified, nationally recognized, and serves the social sector – higher education, healthcare, non-profits, and more. The Mindpower team is made up of strategists, storytellers, and experience creators. From market research to brand campaigns to recruitment to fundraising, the agency exists to empower clients, amplify brands, and help institutions find a strategic way forward. Learn more about Mindpower here

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About the Podcast

Jaime Hunt


Jaime Hunt

Transformation has been a hallmark of Jaime Hunt’s career. In her 17-plus years working in higher education, Jaime has been part of four university rebrandings, five website redesigns, and in the development of an integrated marketing communications model at two institutions. She has extensive expertise in brand strategy, recruitment marketing, internal communications, crisis communications, issues management, online innovation, and media relations. Jaime is currently the vice president and chief communications and marketing officer for Miami University of Ohio. Prior to her current role, Jaime served in marketing and media relations leadership roles at Winston-Salem State University, Radford University, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and Northwestern Health Sciences University. Her background also includes more than four years as a print journalist and three years working for nonprofits and in nonprofit consulting. Throughout her career, Jaime has been a highly visible leader with volunteer service for a number of professional organizations, including the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, HigherEdWeb, the College Communicators of the Carolinas, and the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem. She has presented at regional, national, and international conferences on a wide range of marketing communications topics. Her work has earned more than 40 industry awards. Jaime holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in integrated marketing communications from West Virginia University. She and her husband, who also works in higher education communications, reside in Oxford, Ohio, with their two dogs and a tortoise.

Josie Ahlquist


Josie Ahlquist

Dr. Josie Ahlquist has been exploring the intersection of leadership and the digital world since before most major companies and institutions ever sent their first official tweets. As a consultant, educator, researcher, and author, she has helped thousands of individuals and organizations transform their relationship with technology. She has a unique talent and passion for helping her clients lead online with empathy, purpose, and authenticity. With her proven, data-backed, human-centered process, she has helped countless executives, organizations, and campuses connect more meaningfully with their audiences and create thriving communities that are built to evolve and endure. Josie earned her EdD from California Lutheran University’s doctoral program, where she studied higher education leadership. She is an alumna of Northern Arizona University’s Master’s degree program in Counseling and holds dual undergraduate degrees from South Dakota State University in Sociology and Human Development & Family Studies.

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