Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its esports program launched by the university’s esports director, Dana Hustedt. In this episode of Higher Ed Advisor, Dana joined us to discuss how she started the university’s first esports program as she transformed student survey responses and student-run clubs into an initiative that propelled the university into the exciting collegiate esports landscape. We also explored some of the drivers of esports at Florida Tech, including building on its existing and large campus gaming population and integrating the student overlap from Florida Tech’s programs as a and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) institution.
Plus, tune in to Dana’s discussion about the anatomy of building a successful and thriving esports program on college campuses.
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