Aired: November 5, 2021
The business model of many U.S. higher education institutions is under serious stress. In AGB’s latest publication, Higher Education Business Models Under Stress: Achieving Graceful Transitions in the Academy, coauthors Melody Rose and Larry D. Large assert that higher education leaders must reimagine the business model in ways that will lower costs, restore financial viability, and expand access for first-generation and low-income students.
In this podcast, Chris Moloney, the director of strategy and transformation consulting practice for AGB Consulting, speaks with the book’s coauthors about the pivotal role of governing boards in transforming the business model, and the importance of planning and anticipating key steps that might be necessary to achieve a successful transition, or even closure.
Melody Rose, PhD, is the chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education and the former president of Marylhurst University. The first in her family to earn a college degree, Rose is passionate about improving equitable educational access and outcomes, identifying cutting-edge innovations, and leading data-driven, student-focused change.
Larry D. Large, PhD, is an independent higher education consultant, and founder of L.D. Large Consulting, LLC. Large is president emeritus of Oglethorpe University and served two years as the interim president of Sierra Nevada College.
Chris Moloney, PhD, is the director of the strategy and transformation consulting practice for AGB Consulting. Moloney maintains an active presence in the higher education industry, serving as an adjunct instructor at multiple institutions while earning his doctorate in 2021 from Colorado State University.