After a year where pandemic forced individuals to find digital means to stay connected, Dr. Art Sunleaf, vice president of student development & dean of students, was again cited as one of the top 40 digital leaders to follow by Dr. Josie Ahlquist, a digital media expert focused on higher education.
Dr. Ahlquist first published her list of leaders to follow in 2020 and included Sunleaf among the intial recommendations. This year, she reviewed the impact COVID-19 had on higher education and stressed the critical role that social media played in helping students remain connected to the institutions they attend.
In her spotlight on Sunleaf, Dr. Ahlquist cites the well-rounded approach he uses to address all students.
“Looking for a trendsetting VP and Dean? Art has been not just an early adopter to platforms, but an early innovator – such as on Instagram and TikTok. In his series The Other Dean’s List, Art uses humor, inspiration and education to reach students. He is also active on Twitter and Instagram, sharing news, relatable quotes, and lifting up others on campus,” she said.
You can read Dr. Alquist’s full list here.