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July 18, 2024

Transforming the Strategic Plan to Transform the Institution

Dr. Michael Lacourse, Provost at Utah Tech University, joins Joe Gottlieb to walk through a series of strategic planning cycles and the meaningful impact the entire institution realized as the strategy evolved over time. Learn from Dr. Lacourse about the planning process and its outputs as well as the impressive results for Utah Tech, its […]

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July 2, 2024

Transforming Business Reports as a Pathway to Data Governance

In this episode of TRANSFORMED, Fred Rocha – retired CIO of Coast Community College District and Senior Consultant with Higher Digital, joins Joe Gottlieb to discuss how evolving business reporting can lead to better data governance in higher education. They explore common challenges institutions face, like siloed data and manual reporting processes, and offer insights […]

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June 20, 2024

Dual Transformation as the Growth Engine for Higher Ed

In this episode of TRANSFORMED, we break the mold and welcome two esteemed guests from Butler University: Dr. Brooke Barnett, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Melissa Beckwith, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. The discussion revolves around the concept of Dual Transformation and how Butler University is using that concept to not […]

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June 19, 2024

A New Chapter: Transformative SaaS Solutions

Blog author: Emily Rudin, Chief Client Officer   It has been about a month since I joined Higher Digital, and many of you have asked me, “Why?” That’s a good question. I contemplated retiring; however, after listening to the Higher Digital executive team and staff, I heard a compelling story where I felt my background […]

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June 13, 2024

Higher Digital Promotes Renee Pacini to Vice President, with a Focus on Strategic Portfolio Management and Digital Transformation Capabilities

[McLean, VA] Higher Digital, a leading provider of strategic consulting services and solutions to the higher education market, announces today that Renee Pacini has been promoted to Vice President, Product Marketing. This elevation recognizes Renee’s contribution to the growth of the organization, her value to the team, and her tireless commitment to the mission of […]

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June 6, 2024

So You Want To Be a Provost…

In this episode of TRANSFORMED, Dr. Andrea Scott, Former Provost and new Special Advisor to the President and distinguished professor of marketing at George Fox University, shares her real-world experiences of challenges many provosts face and how she navigated those, especially knowing your audiences and their preferred way(s) of receiving information.   References:  Dr. Andrea […]

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June 4, 2024

Managing Change in Higher Ed: Lessons from the Triangle Offense

In professional basketball, the triangle offense stands out as a strategic masterpiece. Popularized by Tex Winter and adopted by Coach Phil Jackson, this offensive system helped the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers secure numerous championships. But beyond the hardwood, the principles of the triangle offense offer profound insights into managing change in complex organizations. […]

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May 23, 2024

Transformation via Active, Open Leadership

    In this episode of TRANSFORMED, Josh Wilson, Board Vice Chair for Apereo Foundation and Senior Engagement Manager for Higher Digital, shares his leadership philosophy and who he sees as the most compelling audience for such development. In addition, he shows how this active and open leadership approach improves outcomes, especially when paired with […]

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