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October 8, 2018

Dr. Carlton Brown, PhD, Senior Fellow, AGBIS

Dr. Pamela Hammond, PhD, Senior Fellow, AGBIS

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) are facing many of the same challenges impacting other higher education institutions: lower net revenue per student, rising costs, evolving consumer behaviors, and shifting student demographics.  In our experiences serving in leadership roles, and now as consultants, with HBCU’s, many struggling institutions...

August 29, 2018

Jim Tucker, Senior Fellow, AGB Institutional Strategies

Your institution’s strategic plan should link to and be applied via the campus master plan.  The typical master plan is founded on partnerships and divides the campus into distinct types of spaces, from academic to research/medical, to administrative spaces, and more.  In thinking about funding the various elements and initiatives of your master plan to realize your overall strategic plan, you should consider the...

August 29, 2018

Chris Moloney, Senior Consulting Associate, AGB Institutional Strategies  

August 29, 2018

Jim Lanier, Senior Fellow, AGB Institutional Strategies 

August 29, 2018

Chris Moloney, Senior Consulting Associate, AGB Institutional Strategies

AGBIS has worked with many large State systems.  Except for a few places, state funding for higher education remains far from where it was in 2008. Slowing enrollment growth, coupled with public unease with tuition increases and greater demands to move more students through to graduation, are driving state colleges and universities to closely examine their business models and come up with creative...

June 6, 2018

An Inside Higher Ed/Gallup survey from December 2017 shows that 71 percent of college and university chief business officers (CBOs) believe higher education is experiencing a financial crisis. [1] 

June 1, 2018

You can’t cut your way to economic prosperity. 

May 8, 2018

At their core, public-private partnerships are risk sharing relationships between higher education institutions and private sector developers and service providers.  Many institutions are embracing P3s to unlock the value of their campus properties, generate revenue, and create attractive campus facilities.  P3s, if done correctly, can pave the way for a variety of new buildings and centers, ranging from student housing to hotels to physical plant/infrastructure upgrades. These can generate revenue...

April 9, 2018

Building a sustainable and profitable business model requires creativity and patience.  Too often, institutions learn to get by with less, but this is neither a scalable nor viable long-term financial model. In fact, this death by a thousand cuts is a recipe for disaster.  

April 3, 2018

Building a more sustainable and profitable business model requires creativity and patience.  Too often institutions have learned to get by with less, but this is not a scalable or viable long-term financial model; in fact, this “death by a thousand cuts” is a recipe for disaster.  The higher education landscape is evolving; many institutions are unprepared to respond effectively to these challenges.