Skip to main content
The Roadrunner Exchange

The Roadrunner Exchange

By Dr. Samuel Jay
The Roadrunner Exchange is a podcast from Metropolitan State University of Denver that features host Dr. Samuel Jay and leaders from across the campus community discussing initiatives impacting faculty, students, and staff and the strategic decision making involved in these efforts.
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo


Spotify Logo


Fundraising Campaigns, Donor Relations, and Much More for Christine Marquez-Hudson, MSU Denver's VP of Advancement
Christine Maquez Hudson, VP of University Advancement and Executive Director of the MSU Denver Foundation joins the podcast to talk about her career in non-profits, operations and initiatives happening in advancement, and the launch of the MSU Denver Fundraising Campaign. 
May 12, 2022
Special Edition: Ethical Data Usage and Student Retention with Dr. Sean Petranovich
Dr. Sean Petranovich, Director of Data and Analytics at Metropolitan State University of Denver joins the podcast to talk about his path to campus, ethical data collection and usage, and how institutional data is being used to strengthen student enrollment and retention efforts at MSU Denver. 
April 21, 2022
President Janine Davidson on Leadership, Making Tough Calls, and the Drive to Keep Learning
President Janine Davidson returns to the show for a deep dive on leadership. We discuss tough calls, learning from the hard stuff, and so much more. Listen and enjoy! 
March 30, 2022
Talking Budget and Politics for Director of Government Affairs Kaycee Gerhart
Director of Government Affairs Kaycee Gerhart joins the show to talk about what’s going on this legislative session when it comes to state funding and so much more. 
February 24, 2022
Talking About the Health Institute with Director Emily Matuszewicz
Dr. Emily Matuszewicz, Director of the Health Institute at MSU Denver, joins the show to explain the health crisis impacting our community and provide an update on the institute. 
January 26, 2022
Updated Health and Safety Guidance
Dr. Davidson covers the updated health and safety guidance for MSU Denver and discusses what factors went into the decision. 
June 10, 2021
Talking About Life, Education, and Baseball with Dr. Alfred Tatum
Provost Dr. Alfred Tatum joins this week's Roadrunner Exchange to discuss education in the US, parenthood, and more. 
May 26, 2021
Plans for a Phased Return to Campus
Dr. Janine Davidson discusses the phased return to campus set to begin at MSU Denver in the coming weeks. 
May 12, 2021
An Update on State Funding and a Whole Lot More
Drs. Janine Davidson and Samuel Jay discuss increased funding for MSU Denver and a whole lot more. 
April 28, 2021
Thinking About Those Lost During Boulder Shooting
Dr. Janine Davidson offers thoughts and condolences to those who lost loved ones during Monday's mass shooting in Boulder. 
March 24, 2021
MSU Denver's 2030 Strategic Plan
Dr. Davidson discusses MSU Denver's 2030 Strategic Plan and what it means for faculty, students, and staff in the months and years ahead. 
March 18, 2021
State Funding for MSU Denver
Dr. Janine Davidson and Dr. Samuel Jay discuss state of Colorado funding for Metropolitan State University of Denver. 
March 10, 2021
A Safe Return to Campus
Dr. Janine Davidson and Dr. Samuel Jay discuss Metropolitan State University of Denver's decision to return to full on-campus operations for Fall 2021. 
March 01, 2021