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About the Episode: On this episode, Jeremy talks with senior admissions leader Sacha Thieme of Indiana University. You’ll hear about:

2:04 - Why admission offices are struggling to keep staff motivated and engaged

8:14 - The importance of mindset when it comes to change

13:00 - Ways to effectively deal with burnout 

17:58 - Building blocks for creating a positive office culture

21:52 - Providing professional development and helping your staff overcome their fears

30:14 - Dealing with isolation as a senior leader

About the Show: 

Jeremy Tiers, a well-known speaker in college admission, enrollment marketing, and leadership circles is your host for Mission Admissions. Join him every other week as he sits down with industry leaders and difference makers from both inside and outside of Higher Ed. You'll walk away with advice, tips and strategies you can apply in your day-to-day life.

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About the Podcast

Jeremy Tiers


Jeremy Tiers

Over the past 10 years Jeremy Tiers has helped thousands of higher ed admissions and enrollment marketing professionals improve their communication, personal and organizational performance, and develop into effective leaders regardless of their title. As the Senior Director of Admissions Services for Tudor Collegiate Strategies (TCS), Jeremy leads a division that helps colleges and universities connect, engage, build personal relationships, and communicate value to prospective students, and their parents, throughout the college search. Jeremy is an experienced speaker who leads dozens of training workshops each year and has keynoted numerous ACAC Conferences. He has also spoken multiple times at the NACAC National Conference, has been a presenter at well-known marketing conferences like eduWeb Digital Summit, the AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education, and HighEdWeb, and is the editor of a well-known, weekly college admissions and marketing email newsletter/blog.

Sacha Thieme


Sacha Thieme

Sacha Thieme serves as the Assistant Vice Provost and Executive Director of Admissions for Indiana University Bloomington, the flagship campus of the IU system, bringing over 20 years of undergraduate admissions experience to the role. In her current capacity, she serves as a member of the senior leadership team within the Office of Enrollment Management and is directly responsible for the leadership and advancement of strategy, policy, and operations for all domestic undergraduate admissions and first year experience programs. She has also been an active leader in the admissions community through her service on multiple boards and committees, including serving as President of the Association of Chief Admission Officers of Public Universities.

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