This week's guest is Dr. Pardis Mahdavi, an Iranian-American professor, administrator, outgoing provost at the University of Montana, and the newly named president of the University of La Verne. Pardis is the author of multiple books and served in leadership roles in several prominent universities. In this episode Justin asks Pardis about her path into academia, what changes to the University of Montana and higher ed more broadly she would like to see and her goals for the new role as president of the University of La Verne. Transcript here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WXbFyw5yg9sg_R4VSGkiiIzlUCNT2oY_xIyGWXp1t5U/edit?usp=sharing
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Retrospective from departing UM Provost Pardis Mahdavi
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A New Angle is a current affairs Montana Public Radio program and podcast celebrating cool people doing awesome things in and around Montana. We live in the College of Business at the University of Montana. New episodes drop every Thursday. Recent and upcoming guests include Academy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons, US Senator Jon Tester, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, Cheryl Strayed (best-selling author of Wild), NYT Columnist Maureen Dowd, and many others.
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