Sunleaf Remains a “Digital Leader to Follow” According to Social Media Expert

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 follow Sunleaf on InstagramTwitter and LinkedIn to see how he cheers on and encourages Duhawks year-round.

You can read Dr. Alquist’s full list here.

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Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).