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About the Episode: In this special episode of Higher Ed Pulse, Mallory sits down with Ardis Kadiu, CEO and Founder of Element451 and co-host of the Generation AI podcast on Enrollify. Together, they discuss two new AI innovations — Bolt Assistants and Bolt Search.

  • Bolt AI Assistants become an indispensable member of your team.They offer students tailored support while amplifying staff performance through sophisticated tools and insights, aiming to boost productivity and streamline day-to-day tasks. Tell Bolt what you need and every challenge becomes manageable. 

  • Bolt Search is a game changer for navigating .edu websites. It uses smart AI to answer user questions directly. It doesn't just stop at text; it shows you videos and images that match what the user is looking for. Gone are the days of battling for homepage real estate!

Key Takeaways:

  • AI literacy among higher education leaders is crucial for successful AI adoption and its positive impact on ROI.

  • The progression from basic chatbots to advanced AI assistants that can handle diverse tasks, offering personalized student interactions and boosting administrative efficiency.

  • Predictions for 2024 and beyond, with a quickly widening gap between those institutions who implement and integrate AI versus those who don’t. 

Let's keep the conversation going! If you're heading to San Diego for the ASU GSV AIR Show or Summit, reach out to us. We're excited to connect, share ideas, and explore the future of higher education together. 

Generation AI Podcast:

AI 5-Part Webinar Series:

Definitive Guide to AI: 

Connect With Our Co-Hosts:

Mallory Willsea 

Seth Odell 

About The Enrollify Podcast Network: The Higher Ed Pulse is a part of the Enrollify Podcast Network. If you like this podcast, chances are you’ll like other Enrollify shows too!  

Some of our favorites include Generation AI and Confessions of a Higher Education Social Media Manager.

Enrollify is made possible by Element451 —  the next-generation AI student engagement platform helping institutions create meaningful and personalized interactions with students. Learn more at

Connect with Us at the Engage Summit: Exciting news — Mallory will be at the 2024 Engage Summit in Raleigh, NC, on June 25 and 26, and we’d love to meet you there! Sessions will focus on cutting-edge AI applications that are reshaping student outreach, enhancing staff productivity, and offering deep insights into ROI. 

Use the discount code Enrollify50 at checkout, and you can register for just $200. 

Learn more and register at — we can’t wait to see you there!

About the Podcast

Mallory Willsea


Mallory Willsea

Mallory Willsea serves as VP of Marketing at Element451 — the next generation AI student engagement platform helping institutions create meaningful, personalized, and engaging interactions with students. Her insights on best practices and new trends are informed by her sector research and more than 15 years of experience. Mallory has held executive leadership roles in ed tech and at agencies spanning customer success, marketing, and business development. Her superpower is building media brands to reach, educate, and inspire forward-thinking higher education leaders.

Ardis Kadiu


Ardis Kadiu

Ardis Kadiu is the CEO and founder of Element451, the intelligent admissions marketing and CRM platform. Element451 grew out of Ardis’s passion for creating solutions that empower admissions and enrollment teams to work more efficiently as they develop stronger, more personalized engagements with prospective students. AI and great design are two of the most important ingredients at the core of any great user experience.

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