Noel Sloan is senior vice president of administration and finance and chief financial officer at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. In this episode, Noel joins our host Donna Schiele to talk about her winding career path to higher education, the importance of mentorship and collaboration, and her approach to creating a magical experience for everyone who visits Texas Tech's campus.
Noel stresses the critical importance of building collaborative relationships with peers and partners across departments and institutions. “One of the most important relationships you can build at this level is left/right with your peers to achieve whatever your initiatives are.” She goes on to share her optimistic view of the evolutions ahead for higher education.
Join Noel Sloan as she talks about finding fulfillment in higher education, the Disney-inspired approach she takes to create a welcoming campus environment, and the ways she leveraged data and cross-departmental collaboration to improve graduation rates at Texas Tech.