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Engaging Leaders: A Leadership Maryland Podcast


Jul 15, 2021

In this episode, Eric Brotman ’09 (LM), and guest host Eliot Pfanstiehl (LM) are joined by Eli Modlin ’19 (LM), Chief of Staff and Director of Government and Community Relations at Salisbury University. Eli and the hosts discuss how Salisbury University has navigated political, social, and COVID-19 issues, while faculty and staff have worked together to assist students and families during this unprecedented time. Eli shares insight on leadership roles within the University, and how the institution goes above and beyond to engage with and support the greater Salisbury community.

Covered during the episode:

  • Salisbury University’s status after the impacts of COVID-19, the role of government and community relations with the University, and the power of strategic planning and pivoting
  • How balance and trust are essential skills of a leader, helping them stay true to their mission
  • The importance of collaboration, and how it helps institutions move towards progress
  • The Leadership Maryland experience and how it prepares participants to be better leaders with a more diverse understanding of what happens within an organization