Don Hossler named to Edu Alliance Group Advisory Council

Dr. Don Hossler, a Senior Scholar at the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice in the Rossier School of Education, at the University of Southern California. has been named to the Edu Alliance Group Advisory Council. Hossler also holds the rank of Distinguished Provost Professor Emeritus in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University.

He has also served in several leadership roles including the vice chancellor for student enrollment services on the Bloomington campus. He is the founding executive director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Hossler has authored or co-authored 23 books and scholarly reports, more than 100 articles and book chapters. His research program has attracted support from such organizations as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation for Education, Spencer Foundation, and the College Board.  He has consulted with more than 50 colleges, universities, and educational organizations including the College Board, Educational Testing Services, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the State of Maryland, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

He has lived in Russia and has conducted research in postsecondary education there. Hossler has received career achievement awards from the American College Personnel Association, the Association for Institutional Research, the College Board, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.  In 2015 he was named a Provost Professor and received the Sonneborn Award for Outstanding Research and Teaching from Indiana University Bloomington. This is the highest award the Bloomington campus awards to its faculty members for a distinguished career of research and teaching.  He has his Bachelors degree from California Lutheran University and his Ph.D. in Higher Education from Claremont Graduate University.

“Edu Alliance is honoured to welcome Don to the Advisory Council,” said Managing Partner Dean Hoke. “His expertise in college choice, student persistence, student financial aid policy, and enrollment management adds a new level of depth to our organization and advisors who assist colleges and universities.


Edu Alliance Group, Inc. (EAG) is an education consulting firm located in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, and Bloomington, Indiana, USA. We assist higher education institutions worldwide on a variety of mission-critical projects. Our consultants have accomplished university/college leaders who share the benefit of their experience to diagnose and solve challenges.

EAG has provided consulting and successful solutions for higher education institutions in Australia, Egypt, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda,  United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

Edu Alliance offers higher education institutions consulting services worldwide. If you like to know more about how Edu Alliance can best serve you, please contact Dean Hoke at dean.hoke@edualliancegroup.com 

Shelton Bridges Jr. named to Edu Alliance Group Advisory Council

Bloomington, Indiana November 29, 2021 – Ed Alliance Group Managing Partner Dean Hoke announced today Shelton Bridges Jr. has been named to the Advisory Council.

Shelton Bridges Jr. is a highly experienced university administrator who for 26 years was a senior executive for the Sullivan University Systems, Inc., located in Louisville, Kentucky. He served as Vice President for Finance and the system Chief Financial Officer. Shelton was responsible for all of the institution’s financial functions for the multi campus system and an expert in strategic planning and staff development.  He served on the Reaffirmation Review Committees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Shelton Bridges Jr.

Prior to joining Sullivan University, Shelton worked in the corporate community serving as a Controller for the Printing House, Inc, and a member of the management team of Nationwide Health Spas, Inc. He also worked as an independent CPA, where he worked with businesses and individuals preparing audits, financial reviews, and business analytics.

He is a member of the Kentucky Society of CPAs, a Lifetime Member of the Florida Institute of CPAs, and a former member of the CFO Roundtable.  Shelton has his Bachelors’s in Accounting from Florida State University.

His areas of expertise include:

  • University Finance
  • Career Education
  • Accreditation
  • Executive Education

Mr. Hoke stated, “Mr. Bridges is a highly experienced senior university executive and finance and career education leader. He brings financial expertise in higher education multi-campus systems and is an expert in strategic planning and staff development. He is an outstanding addition to our Advisory Council, who help and support Edu Alliance Group and our clients worldwide.”


Edu Alliance Group, Inc. (EAG) is an education consulting firm located in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, and Bloomington, Indiana, USA. We assist higher education institutions worldwide on a variety of mission-critical projects. Our consultants are accomplished university/college leaders who share the benefit of their experience to diagnose and solve challenges.

EAG has provided consulting and successful solutions for higher education institutions in Australia, Egypt, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda,  United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

Edu Alliance offers higher education institutions consulting services worldwide. Our US office specializes in assisting universities on international projects and partnerships. If you like to know more how Edu Alliance can best serve you, please contact Dean Hoke at dean.hoke@edualliancegroup.com 

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