Six quick numerical references



Some have asked whether certain expense and revenue relationships typify the successful institution. Here are six I have gleaned from working with a variety of clients:

1. Salaries and benefits should not exceed 80% of net tuition revenue.
2. Direct …

Focusing on the Board



A colleague, Craig Mahler, shared this article earlier today. Having worked with a variety of boards over the past year and a half, I am pleased to see this level of attention paid to their role. My observation is that …

The census is upon us. Now what?



Students have moved in, parents are back home, relationships have started … and ended, first exams delivered and disciplinary counsels are full of agenda items. Yup, it’s that time of year. Oh, and the traditional census is underway, with a …

Engaging Alumni – some ideas to ponder



As I travel about, it is fascinating the variety of successes that each institution enjoys. There are likely a number of reasons for success and I am hoping to break down some of them in future submissions. Today, I want …