About

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Hello! I am a higher education nonprofit consortium leader with more than 25 years in higher education working in student affairs at two private liberal arts colleges and a public research university. Through these positions, I have developed programming and strategies for scholarships, student exchange programs, enrollment, and retention initiatives. I have served in leadership for regional and national organizations.

My doctorate in education is from Iowa State University and I hold the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in communication studies from the University of Northern Iowa. My research interests include student persistence, study away programs, and leadership.

I routinely present to large and small groups, organizations, and classes, and enjoy building relationships with students, colleagues, and clients. I believe that Carl Jung and Nevitt Sanford knew what they were talking about.

Specialties: Student exchange, student affairs, study away programs, psychological type, MBTI, first-year seminar, social media, leadership development, retention initiatives, team building, assessment, writing, public speaking, college students, analysis, data collection, media strategy, blogging, higher education, and financial aid.

Feel free to email me at debra dot sanborn at gmail dot com.

Is your college or university a member of National Student Exchange? They should be!

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