Universities: Reasons to be Thankful in 2020

Universities: Reasons to be Thankful in 2020

The year 2020 has been one for the books. However, we’ve reached Thanksgiving—and that means it is the perfect time to flip the paradigm and focus on the good. This experiment that is known as the United States of America is not perfect; however, our nation is growing and every citizen shares the common goal of seeing our nation prosper (even though we may not agree on how to achieve that mark).So in honor of Thanksgiving, we want to suggest 7 different reasons (in no particular order) why we’re thankful for this year.

Creative Partnerships Help Universities Thrive with Mark Scheinberg | Changing Higher Ed 055

Creative partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions are helping colleges and universities get out of financial crises while also serving students’ needs. One example of this type of partnership involves three higher education institutions — Goodwin University,...
How to Merge Two Universities with Dr. Tony Allen | Changing Higher Ed 053

How to Merge Two Universities with Dr. Tony Allen | Changing Higher Ed 053

Many higher ed institutions are struggling with finances due to COVID and other reasons, but few higher ed leaders are seriously contemplating a merger with or acquisition of or by another institution. These processes can be a win-win proposition, allowing for...
Creating Synergies and Efficiencies through Higher Education Consortium with Dr. Michael Horowitz | Changing Higher Ed 047

Creating Synergies and Efficiencies through Higher Education Consortium with Dr. Michael Horowitz | Changing Higher Ed 047

Many higher education institutions are struggling with survival. While many leaders are beginning to consider closing the institution, there are other options available. Some of the most commonly talked about are mergers and acquisitions. However, forming or becoming...
Creating Synergies and Efficiencies through Higher Education Consortium with Dr. Michael Horowitz | Changing Higher Ed 047

Innovating Higher Ed: Don’t Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

The coronavirus is forcing higher education institutions to change in uncomfortable ways. But like any holistic change, this situation also is offering unintended consequences, both positive developments (blessings) and troubling realizations (curses). With wise and...
How to Move Your University from Crisis to Transformation

How to Move Your University from Crisis to Transformation

The COVID-19 virus has essentially canceled the Spring term as we envisioned it; i.e., on-campus classes have been cancelled, many if not most have moved online. There are serious implications for enrollments for Fall term and finances, and many are wondering if there...

Mergers and Alliances with Ricardo Azziz | Changing Higher Ed 031

In the summer of 2011, conversations began with the Governor’s office about potential mergers. Toward the end of the year an announcement was made that four mergers would occur. This resulted in eight institutions being merged into four. The most complex merger involved Georgia Health Sciences University and Augusta State University, which created one larger and more comprehensive institution than either had been separately.

Reflections on 2019 and Predictions for 2020 with Drumm McNaughton and Deb Maue | Changing Higher Ed 030

Reflections on 2019 and Predictions for 2020 with Drumm McNaughton and Deb Maue | Changing Higher Ed 030

The Change Leader CEO and President Drumm McNaughton and Aurora University Vice President for Marketing and Communications Deb Maue share their insights during the second annual wrap-up of happenings in higher education. This show notes offers a follow-up on the pair’s predictions for 2019 as well as insights on what to prepare for in 2020.

Higher Education M&A Activity with Gerry Czarnecki | Changing Higher Ed 011

The higher ed sector has been relatively immune (or perhaps resistant?) to change since its inception, but in the past 10-15 years, and especially since the Great Recession, multiple things have changed, forcing changes on it. We now are seeing market forces unleashed, including consolidation, mergers/acquisitions, and closures as we’ve rarely seen before (and not in my lifetime).