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Below you’ll find some of the articles we’re reading that influence our work, and news about our firm.

(Inhale…)  We’ve all heard about it, read about it, and thought about it: the looming enrollment crisis facing higher education. Over the next several years, the supply chain for colleges will diminish – thanks both to lower birth rates and a plethora of value-based arguments and financial considerations facing American families. Universities are already competing like never before just to keep headcount and tuition revenue steady. Add to the equation the growing number of interstate
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“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.” – Winston ChurchillUniversity leaders around the world are faced with a long list of uncertainties, but one of the most challenging is the future regarding international student mobility and enrollment. As the impact of the pandemic continues to reverberate, what should we do to prepare our campuses and communities for post-Covid global education?It is tempting to walk away from your international initiatives, given recent radical enrollment reductions, fundamental changes in
“Visionaries have clarity about the future, and are prepared to position their institutions for that future in order to thrive.” Dr. David Staley We find ourselves in the purest test of leadership in most of our lifetimes. In the midst of Covid-19, higher education — indeed, the entirety of our society— faces a crisis without precedent.  Across the postsecondary system, the overwhelming majority of attentional bandwidth is being directed toward navigating the coming academic year.
“We’re not going to talk about work today, because this week my heart has been shattered into too many pieces to count,” I said, opening our daily meeting, “My comments are not political, they are not red or blue; instead, I want to talk about life, death, and humanity.” Until I said those words out loud, I wasn’t sure I would go through with it. I’m “just” an interim enrollment leader. Before we all became

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