We ask that question to higher ed presidents, which always sparks great conversations on this new podcast sponsored by RW Jones and Rankin Climate. Listen on Apple/Spotify or at wywpodcast.com.

It started as a conversation over dinner. A group of higher education leaders began sharing stories on why they chose this challenging work and how their purpose guides them through. Now, a new podcast series invites listeners into these discussions. What’s Your Why?: Advice from Higher Education Leadership features a diverse group of bold and visionary leaders who all have something in common: they’ve found their “why” and it leads their work.

Hosts Kimberly Holmes-Iverson and Victoria Cabal interview college and university presidents to learn more about what drives them, inspires them and guides them through challenges. Guests on the first season include L. Song Richardson from Colorado College, Ed Wingenbach from Hampshire College, Barbara Altmann from Franklin & Marshall College, Brian Casey from Colgate University and many more.

Through this podcast, listeners will gain valuable insight into navigating difficult situations, building support on campus and advocating for students. Season one of What’s Your Why? will be released weekly on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The podcast is co-sponsored by RW Jones Agency and Rankin Climate.

About RW Jones:

The RW Jones Agency is a full-service strategic communications firm hyper-focused on education. We understand the challenges and opportunities that your institution faces. From complex issues management counsel to the proactive development of institutionally distinctive media strategies, we know how to help colleges, universities, school districts and non-profit organizations succeed. We’ve been dedicated to serving the education space for more than 30 years.

About Rankin Climate:

Rankin Climate sits at the nexus of data-informed change management. For two decades, we have harnessed the power of institutional experiential climate assessment data to help organizations transform their cultures and build values-based communities of purpose. Whether providing insightful data to transform culture, developing action-oriented change management and climate development programs or creating values-based training to engage and inspire your communities, Rankin Climate offers the solution to empower you to support and grow your community authentically.