Pinpoint your top challenges and take action.
Public higher education is under assault. Macro forces were already disrupting business models, funding, and operations. Then COVID-19 struck, amplifying every challenge but also opening opportunities for transformation. Institutions face budget deficits, deteriorating morale, and even closure. The urgency of those challenges creates a unique momentum for change. Institutions must make choices and take action to shape that change—before their window closes.
A process for designing transformation.
Our experts will survey or interview your board, leaders, cabinet, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders in shared governance. They will use the data captured to consider strategic, financial, and operational opportunities and determine:
Based on your unique strategic priorities, peer sets, and desired outcomes, our experts will design a customized dashboard that displays your status and progress:
Teaching and Research
Meet one of our transformation experts.
Practice Area Leader
Expertise: Strategic Transformation of Public Higher Education
Paul Friga is one of the foremost higher education thought leaders and strategists. With 20 years of experience as a professor, researcher, and consultant at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Indiana University, Friga understands how public education really works and how it should change. His former experience as a consultant with PwC (earned CPA and CMA designations) and McKinsey (including projects in public higher education) round out additional relevant experience. He has also served as a trustee at Saint Francis University and the board chair at Saints Francis and Clare Church in Greenwood, Indiana, and is on the Executive Board of the Rams Club at UNC Chapel Hill. He has an MBA and a PhD from UNC Chapel Hill.