Why Higher Education Mergers, Affiliations, and Partnerships Fail

Upcoming Webinar
October 24, 2:00–3:00 PM ET

In higher education, 50%–75% of mergers fail, and even more merger, affiliation, and other strategic partnership conversations get stalled at the starting point.

In the dynamic landscape of higher education, many universities and colleges consider merger and affiliation strategies as a way to address various challenges, from financial sustainability to increased competitiveness. However, the path to successful mergers and affiliations is fraught with complexities, and not all strategies yield the desired outcomes.

Attend this webinar to learn more about the most common causes of failure in higher education merger, affiliation, and partnership activities, including:

  • Identifying financial and cultural misalignment
  • Understanding institutional governance and leadership challenges
  • Overcoming legal and regulatory complexities

Gain valuable insights from case studies of higher education merger and affiliation strategies that faced setbacks, and learn how to increase the chances of success.


Chris Moloney, PhD, associate vice president and associate managing principal, AGB Consulting


Paul N. Friga, PhD, practice area leader for strategic transformation of public higher education, AGB Consulting
Richard J. Joseph, former president, Babson Global; former provost-for-term and chief academic officer, Bryant University; co-editor of the Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions (Oxford University Press); senior consultant, AGB Consulting

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