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This fast-paced show drops listeners into a compelling conversation about higher education. In Your Element asks innovative leaders about the challenges, wins, and future of everything from meeting enrollment numbers to equity in education.

On this episode of In Your Element, Eric Stoller has an across the pond conversation with Colum Cronin, Senior International Officer at Dublin City University. Tune into this episode to learn the following:

  • Some of the biggest challenges facing student success professionals
  • What most universities don’t “get” about student engagement
  • The future of student engagement and why it’s not pizza
  • Some of the differences between higher ed in the US versus in Ireland

About the Podcast

Eric Stoller


Eric Stoller

Eric Stoller is the former Vice President of Product Strategy at Element451—an advanced student engagement CRM available, providing higher ed institutions with a competitive admissions advantage from recruitment to enrollment. You may know Eric from his articles on Inside Higher Ed, speaking engagements, or consulting work around digital engagement. He’s always loved doing marketing and public relations but never wanted to work for an agency. However, Eric’s experiences in student development services at the University of Illinois Chicago and enrollment management + academic advising at Oregon State University cemented his interest in the intersection of technology, student success, and digital engagement. Eric has an associate degree from Indian Hills Community College, a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Northern Iowa, a master’s degree in higher education administration from Oregon State University, and an honorary doctorate in coffee drinking.

Colum Cronin


Colum Cronin

Colum is a co-host of the award winning Adventures in Advising podcast, and also the Irish NFL Show. Currently the Senior International Officer at Dublin City University, Colum has been working in the Higher Education sector for over 15 years. With experience and expertise across academic advising, student support, recruitment, international affairs, and program  development. Colum is passionate about elevating student voices and empowering cross cultural collaboration.  

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All things higher ed from application to graduation and beyond.

In Your Element host Eric Stoller from Element451 asks innovative leaders about the challenges, wins, and future of everything from meeting enrollment numbers to equity in education. His five-question format gets to the heart of what’s happening in each guest’s corner of higher education. The unifying theme: how do we all rally around students’ needs to help them succeed?

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