Episode 20: Wendell Brase

As the Chief Strategy Officer for Noodle, Lee Bradshaw meets – you guessed it – a lot of interesting people in higher ed. In Noodle’s debut podcast, Bradshaw speaks with leaders from every facet of higher education to tease out their stories and learn about how they’re moving and shaking an industry that notoriously values tradition.

For this episode we welcomed UC-Irvine’s Associate Chancellor for Sustainability, Wendell Brase to the show. Wendell tells Lee about his parents, and how their values led him to a role in sustainability, then of his path through higher education. Wendell explains how the best bosses he has had valued experimentation and why this makes for good leadership. Lee and Wendell then discuss his role at Irvine including the institutions innovation and research concerning sustainability and climate solutions. This includes goals from the UC system of carbon neutrality, building and completing energy efficiency goals that garnered praise from President Obama, and creating a smarter campus to keep energy usage down.

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