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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 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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May 9, 2024

Developing a Comprehensive Strategy for AI

In this episode of TRANSFORMED, Patricia Patria, Chief Information Officers at Babson College, talks about the immediate learnings and actions Babson was able to take as a result of a quick-turn experiment she recently led to explore AI in higher education. Learn how this experiment, implemented across a range of courses, resulted in defined needs, […]

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April 25, 2024

Principle-Centered Leadership for Confident Transformation

In this episode of TRANSFORMED, Dr. Ali Houshmand, President at Rowan University, highlights the value of candid assessments of what internal teams can deliver and what they can’t. With that understanding, leaders can develop partnerships that are aligned with the institution’s goals to fill gaps, following best practices and encouraging mutual growth.   References: Dr. […]

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April 11, 2024

What’s Possible When the Provost Owns Transformation?

In this episode of TRANSFORMED, Dr. Tamara Brown, Provost and SVP of Academic Affairs at the University of Texas, Arlington– explains why she firmly believes anything is possible when a provost owns transformation, guiding the entire institution towards alignment in support of leadership’s vision for the academic mission. Experiment, and fail if necessary, but learn through […]

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March 28, 2024

Changing the Institutional Business Model for a Post-pandemic World

In this episode of TRANSFORMED, Dr. Ann Marie Klotz, Vice President for Development, Enrollment and Student Success at Naropa University – shares the transformation journey of Naropa University with our host, Joe Gottlieb, as she discusses the shift in the institution’s business model through and beyond the pandemic. Key points include embracing change as higher […]

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March 14, 2024

Transitioning Online Education from External OPM to Internal Core Competency

In this episode of TRANSFORMED, Dr. Maléka Ingram, Executive Dean of the Online Campus at Adler University – walks us through the journey Adler University took, working with two different external teams to develop and manage the online education program in the early years, with initial positive results but also growing negative impacts. By learning from those […]

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