Assessing Independence & Strategic Options for Higher Education Institutions

This article offers board members and executive teams of universities and colleges guidance in weighing alternatives to best position their organizations for future success.  As the landscape of higher education evolves, leaders are increasingly taking proactive steps to review their strategic positions to ensure their universities’ long-term vitality. While this process is critical for institutions facing fiscal stressors that can limit alternatives, it is also prudent for colleges and universities seeking growth and sustainability.

As a starting point, we will review the reasons boards are studying their independence, the approaches that they are taking, the role of governance, and common missteps that boards and leadership teams can avoid.

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For more information about how higher education institutions are positioning themselves for the future, please contact Casey Webb, Executive Director, 312.506.3010 or