Monday, November 21, 2022

Chancellor Augustus shares his 'short story' and elaborates on the "Dean Difference" (audio)

FM #881 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 881 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Dean College Chancellor Edward M Augustus Jr. We met in the radio studio to record on Thursday, Nov 10, 2022. 

Our topic list included

  • Chancellor Augustus background and his road to Dean 

  • The Dean organizational structure and role he plays co-leading Dean with President Ken Elmore

  • The challenges facing Dean and how to leverage the “Dean Difference”

  • Listening as a skill 

The recording runs about thirty seven minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Chancellor Augustus.

Audio file ->


Dean College Chancellor Ed Augustus page and contact info -> 

Dean Leadership Institute ->

Darryl Purpose was the folk singer who’s name had escaped me during my conversation with the Chancellor. The song line that stuck is found in his performance -> 

And how about the coincidence (?) (or maybe not?) that part of the song is about the creation of a baseball stadium?


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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