Hi, I’m ASR!

Hi everyone, I’m ASR! Well, not really. Technically I’m Ashley, but over time and a series of life experiences, opinions, and countless “Ashleyisms”, ASR was born. Have you ever thought about how your friends would describe you? Well, I’m pretty confident that mine would chuckle and say “that’s just ASR”. I’m a multiracial millennial that…

Be Intentional About Your Success

I recently spoke that the Collegiate 100 Leadership Conference, hosted by 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston. I was excited to accept this opportunity as their theme, Black Excellence: Be Intentional About Your Success, connects to the way I approach life. It’s always an honor to be invited to speak at events, especially when I…

TACUSPA Presidency – Day 1

Today marked the start of my year-long presidency with the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators, more commonly known as TACUSPA. To mark this occasion I’m sharing my remarks from today. Thank you for your support!

Have You Heard of Gen Z?

Have you heard of Generation Z? It would seem the media hasn’t either. As I browse through various news outlets there continues to be an overwhelming number of articles referencing millennial college students. Yes, there are plenty of millennial college students, but the mistake in the messaging is that it makes it sound like millennials…

10 Higher Education Questions I Can’t Help But Wonder About

As institutions of higher education cope with the global pandemic, I can’t help but think about the implications our rapid change will have on the future. There are only a few occasions in my lifetime that I recall institutions of our size making such strong pivots and in every instant, there were ripples that impacted…

Let’s Play Professional Polish Bingo

According to Business Insider 80% of America’s population, or about 265 million people, under some form of lock down. Take a break from social media and play Professional Polish Bingo! The game is simple, go for three in a row or a total blackout. The best part is everyone’s a winner!

Leading through Change

Individual leadership styles are shaped by innate characteristics, lessons learned through formal and informal training, and experiences across our lifetime. Over the past few weeks I’ve observed many different responses from leaders and have wondered if there is any correlation between the leadership styles and characteristics we naturally gravitate to and our personal leadership aspirations….

Now Enrolling: The Runnels Learning Schedule

Like many of you, the Runnels household has made some adjustments to provide a sense of stability amid the crisis in the world around us. While there are many examples of daily schedules being implemented by parents to help their children remain academically engaged, I thought I would share our schedule as another option for…

The Expert Generalist: Becoming a T-Shaped Professional

If you’re like me you are interested in lots of things that are not always connected and you struggle when people inquire about your expertise. As long as I can remember I’ve never been content with having one interest and have always resented the idea that people cannot specialize in multiple things. I recently discovered…

Give More Mondays

Have you ever had a case of the Mondays? Either you’re energized and ready to conquer the world or you’ve already overwhelmed by the things headed your way. Yet every week we make it through, sometimes with complete victory on our side and others with small wins to celebrate. With the latest addition of The…