By Bob Maginn, CEO
For most of us in higher education, change—and the speed with which it’s occurring—feels challenging. Yet, many colleges and universities recognize that with great challenge comes great opportunity. By embracing change, these forward-thinking institutions are capitalizing on modern challenges as opportunities to cast off the outdated status-quo, implement innovative solutions, and reimagine the future of higher education.
At a recent executive summit, Jenzabar invited leading professionals from three esteemed institutions to host a panel focused on rethinking business models, recruiting strategies, retention efforts, and student success initiatives. Uniting senior executives from institutions around the world, the panelists led an illuminating and frank discussion on the future of higher education, and shared the innovative solutions they implemented to adapt to change and overcome modern obstacles.
The panelists—Amy LaBaugh, Vice President of Student Life at Brigham Young University-Idaho, Dr. John Inman, Vice President for Enrollment Services at Grove City College, and Tim Gilrain, Executive Director of Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies—bring unique perspectives but share a singular mission: revolutionizing student success through outside-the-box solutions, technologies, and processes.
Yes, higher education is changing. But for institutions like BYU-Idaho, Grove City College, and Drexel University, reframing challenges as opportunities has transformed their institution. I think that’s a powerful message worth sharing.
We know that navigating change isn’t easy. As higher education’s trusted advisor, Jenzabar regularly brings together higher education leaders to collaborate on common challenges, opportunities, and goals. Through these collaborative gatherings, we measure what’s working and what’s not, and help chart the right path forward for your institution. We’re getting ready to do this again next month, when we gather with presidents, CIOs, CFOs, and other chief executives for our annual Executive Forum and Retreat. I can’t wait to share our findings with you.