Edu Alliance Group Welcomes Tom Davisson To Advisory Council

EDU Alliance Group Inc., a boutique consultancy firm assisting colleges and universities to find solutions and achieve success for institutional issues. Edu Alliance provides professional,confidential, and practical support to University Presidents, Board of Directors, and senior administrators.

Bloomington, Indiana March 12, 2019 – The Edu Alliance Group Managing Partner of North America Dean Hoke announced today that Tom Davisson has been named to the North America Advisory Council.

Mr. Davisson has recently retired after 30 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. Sullivan University, with an enrollment of over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students, is a private higher learning institution dedicated to providing students with high-quality, career-focused educational opportunities.

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.

“Edu Alliance is delighted to welcome Tom to the Advisory Council,” said Managing Partner Dean Hoke. “I’ve known Tom for over 20 years and his experience as a higher education senior officer and his problem-solving talent ads breadth and depth to our college anduniversity clientele. He is an incredible addition to our outstanding group of Advisors who help and support Edu Alliance but more importantly our clients.”

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

Dr. RogerBrown, retired Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Julien Carter, Vice President of Human Resources Tufts University; Dr. Denise Gifford, Associate Provost American University Ras al Khaimah; Dr. StephenJones, former Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks; Dr. DanielKing, Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of University Administrators; Dr. AllenMeadors, former President of St. John International University in Torino Italy; Jay NorenM.D., former President of Wayne State University; Marci Powell, CEO of Marci Powell and Associates; Ken Salomon, Chair Thompson Coburn Lobbying and Policy Group; and Judyth Wier, university fundraising professional.


EduAlliance is a unique, boutique management consulting company founded in 2014 with offices in Bloomington, Indiana and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Thecompany provides the experience and expertise colleges and universities need to expand and optimize their engagement with students and its stakeholders around the world. We help universities think strategically and creatively about their unique opportunities and challenges.

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

  • Advisory services: feasibility studies, due diligence review, business plans, partnership agreements, licensure and accreditation
  • Market Research, communications,enrollment evaluation planning, marketing research, and branding
  • Strategic Planning
  • Regional – International partnerships (between institutions; institutions and investors)
  • Executive and Key Faculty Search-for Universities
  • Educational Technology strategies and implementation


ManagingPartner: Dean E. Hoke

Partner:Dr. Chet Haskell

Partner:Dr. Senthil Nathan



Edu Alliance News Update January 30, 2019

In this edition of Edu Alliance Weekly articles on overseas branch campuses, Green Mountain College closing, and rural colleges challenge to support rural business and agriculture. Also the United States Distance Learning Association Conference are seeking Proposals for the May Annual Conference.

wonkhe­.com – Overseas campuses have been in the news again. Garnering most of the headlines is University College London with the announcement that it will close its Qatar campus in 2020. UCL has become the lates
Green Mountain College tried numerous strategies but is still closing

Inside Higher Education – Draw up a list of characteristics putting a college at risk of shutting down, and Green Mountain College would check almost every box. 

Rural colleges aren’t supplying the workers rural businesses and agriculture need

The Hechinger Report – Farris Beasley, a retired large-animal veterinarian in Fayetteville, Tenn., has a barn full of agricultural machinery dating back to 1939. It’s the newer stuff he can’t find anyone to fix. 

USDLA 2019 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is pleased to announce the 2019 Annual Conference Call for Proposals. Proposals are now being accepted based on the conference theme, “In Tune with the Future of Digital & Distance Learning” and will be taking place May 20 – 23, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee! We welcome proposals from all: corporate, education (higher and K-12), telehealth, government, and military.