EDU ALLIANCE Group Welcomes Three New Members to Advisory Council

Bloomington, Indiana October 28, 2019 – Edu Alliance Group Managing Partner of North America Dean Hoke announced today that Thomas Delaney, Dr. Candace Goodwin, and Dr. Cheryl King are named to the North America Advisory Council.

Tom.Delaney.headshot.2013.v2-2Mr. Delaney is an independent technology expert who has recently consulted on a variety of organizations in the education, smart city, corporate risk, and logistics markets.  He was Vice President of Global Technology and Chief Global Technology Officer at New York University and a member of the University Leadership Team that orchestrated the design and development of campuses throughout the world. Mr. Delaney was personally responsible for global technology strategy across NYU’s functional areas and coordinated the university’s IT operations throughout its 16 sites across the world, including New York City, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi.

candace goodwin-oct.-2018v2Dr. Goodwin is an Executive Coach and consultant with over 30 years of executive leadership experience, directing innovation and change, leading teams, and providing organizational & leadership development. Candace has designed and delivered workshops in areas such as: Coaching Skills for Leaders, Growth Mindset, Powerful Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Strategic Planning, and Goal Setting, and Employee Engagement.  She has worked in higher education for most of her 30-year career for a variety of institutions and served as a Vice President, Senior Vice President of Enrollment, and President.

Cheryl King headshotDr. King, an expert in the field of workforce development, has dedicated her career focusing on adult and postsecondary education at the state and national levels. Recently she has worked with the Lumina Foundation Strategy Labs program as a State Advisor to help states achieve the Foundation’s goal of 60% of U.S. adults with college degrees, certificates, or quality credentials by 2025. She has served as President of Kentucky Wesleyan College and a number of state government posts and task forces including the commission that led to the development and ultimate passage of Kentucky Adult Education Act in 2000, and as Senior Policy Advisor for Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to develop competency-based education options to help adults to be successful and complete a credential or degree.

“Edu Alliance is honored to welcome Tom, Candace, and Cheryl to the Advisory Council,” said Managing Partner Dean Hoke. “Their expertise in higher education and government in the fields of educational technology, coaching, and workforce development adds a new level of expertise and depth to our small college and university and international higher education clientele. They are tremendous additions to our Edu Alliance Advisory Council, who help and support our clients.”

Current North America Advisory Council Members of the Edu Alliance Group are:

Dr. Roger Brown, retired Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Dr. Denise Gifford, Associate Provost American University Ras al Khaimah; Dr. Stephen Jones, former Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks; Dr. Daniel King, Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of University Administrators; Dr. Allen Meadors, former President of St. John International University in Torino Italy; Jay Noren M.D., former President of Wayne State University; Marci Powell, CEO of Marci Powell and Associates; and Ken Salomon, Chair Thompson Coburn Lobbying and Policy Group.

ABOUT EDU ALLIANCE GROUP

cropped-edu-alliance-logo-square1.jpgEdu Alliance Group, Inc. is a unique boutique management consulting company founded in 2014 with offices in Bloomington, Indiana, and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The company focuses on the education sector providing support to small colleges and universities in the United States and higher education institutions outside the US.  The firm and its partners are experienced practitioners who take a pragmatic evidence-based approach rather than an abstract theoretical perspective.

Edu Alliance provides a diverse group of distinguished higher education professionals to research, plan, and execute programs. The partners and advisory members are available for consulting projects worldwide. Consultancy work includes:

  • Small College and University advisory services: feasibility studies, due diligence review, business plans,partnership agreements, mergers, and accreditation
  • Market Research, communications, enrollment evaluation planning, marketing research, and branding
  • International Strategic Planning and Partnerships
  • Executive and Key Faculty Search for International Universities
  • Educational Technology strategies and implementation

PARTNERS:

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Dean E. Hoke

 

 

 

Senthil 2 copyManaging Partner Middle East

Dr. Senthil Nathan

 

 

 

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Dr. Chet Haskell

 

 

 

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Tom Davisson

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Email: Info@Edu-Alliance.net

Twitter: @EduAllianceNews

Website: www.edualliancegroup.com

 

What is on Your List of Things That Keep Education Leaders Awake at Night?

May 14, 2019 – By Tom Davisson, Partner Edu Alliance Group – They say misery loves company. If that’s true, today’s higher education Presidents, and leadership teams, should have lots of friends.

I served as a senior university administrator for over 30 years and can safely say higher education is in the middle of very interesting times. I suspect there are many reasons including in no particular order:

  • Reduced state and federal support
  • Fewer High School graduates
  • More interest in industry for skills training
  • Pressure to increase student retention and graduation rates
  • Marketing my institution
  • Reduced revenues and increasing expenses including cost reduction of staff, and faculty
  • Increased scrutiny by accreditors and DOE concerning financials (Financial Composite Score)
  • Attracting & keeping talented faculty and staff
  • Possible closure or merger over the next decade.

I would like your input as a person who is working for a college or university.  I along with Dean Hoke will be speaking at the American Association of University Administrators leadership conference on June 6th in Detroit. The topic is “What Keeps College Administrators Awake at Night, and How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep“. As we prepare our presentation, we would like your personal input.  We are very curious about what is keeping you up at night. Is it one or more of the items above, possibly all or is it something else?

We will compile and share (anonymously of course) what you and your colleagues tell us.  Furthermore we would like to hear from our international colleagues as well as US higher education leaders. You can write to tom.davisson@edu-alliance.net or dean.hoke@edu-alliance.net  or you can comment publicly to this article.  We have written privately to a number of US college and university Presidents and getting tremendous input.

Maybe knowing that you are not alone in your concerns will in itself help you sleep better. We hope to hear from you. What you do is important.  We will also be writing a follow up article after the AAUA event.

davisson tom-1Tom Davisson recently retired after 20 years from The Sullivan University System where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. His responsibilities included: Head of Operations, oversight of campuses, new product/program development, and institutional accreditation.

Mr. Davisson is one of the leading experts in the area of higher education institutions bridging the gap between education and the workforce. He has written White Papers for Governor’s in two states, worked for a third Governor’s Taskforce for Workforce Development, and also testified before Congress. In addition he has served on and chaired numerous US and international institutional visits on behalf of SACSCOC. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees, and Executive Committee of The University of Rio Grande in Ohio.