The Transformative Power of Education in Creating Needed Leaders and Global Solutions

August 23, 2023
Geoffrey Roche


Can the transformative power of education be used as a catalyst for social mobility and justice? The rise of technologies like artificial intelligence and the challenges of a broken global system leave many wondering if higher education can adapt and remain relevant.

What does it take to harness the transformative power of education in this new era?

Holistic Leadership, hosted by Dr. Travis Hearne and Geoffrey Roche, take these questions head-on with their esteemed guest, Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). In this episode, they discuss:

  • The profound impact of education on social mobility and its potential to address social inequities
  • The role of artificial intelligence in reshaping learning and the broader societal mindset
  • The importance of leadership in fostering innovation, especially in traditionally hierarchical structures

Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc has been at the helm of SNHU since 2003, transforming it from a modest institution of 2,800 students to a juggernaut with over 160,000 learners, making it the largest nonprofit provider of online higher education in the U.S. An immigrant and the first in his family to attend college, Dr. LeBlanc’s journey epitomizes the American dream. He holds degrees from Framingham State University, Boston College, and the University of Massachusetts. Recognized by Forbes as one of the “fifteen classroom revolutionaries” and by Washington Monthly as one of America’s ten most innovative university presidents, Dr. LeBlanc’s insights offer a fresh perspective on the future of education and leadership.

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