About The Change Leader

Who We Are and How We Work


We are Changing Higher Ed for sustainable college and university success.

We know that change isn’t easy – if it were, you would have done it already.  That is why we approach your challenges holistically, taking into account your culture, values and history – the things that make your institution unique and special – and help you build a shared vision that can be implemented without resistance to change.  This approach has added over $500 million+ to our consulting clients’ organizations’ bottom line.

Whether it be a drop in enrollment, lack of direction, resistance to change, an inability of leaders to implement critical changes, overcoming crises, accreditation problems, or governance issues, The Change Leader will get your college or university on the right track, just as we’ve helped many others in our 20+ years of consulting.

Why We Became The Change Leader For Higher Education

The Change Leader was born out of its founders’ deep love for higher education, and an understanding that higher education is undergoing (and needs) deep change.

Our consulting team has walked in your shoes, and lived the challenges that you face. We know that very thing that makes your institution special is also what makes it vulnerable: your goals and vision are not directed inward, your motivation is not for immediate profit. Instead, you focus your efforts outward with the goal of improving society as a whole.

We see things holistically, through a different lens, and bring to bear experience in higher education and multiple other industries. 

Bottom line, we have the expertise, proven skills, and tools you need to manage, strengthen, and build your institution, allowing you to spend less time in crisis management and compliance and more time leading your people, driving growth, and ensuring vitality and financial health into the next decade.

Consulting The Change Leader way – a partnership that will make a difference for your institution.