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129: Maria Gallo—How DelVal University Learned To Soar With Blue Ocean Strategy

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 15, 2019 1:36:58 PM

 Hear how Maria Gallo took DelVal from struggling to thriving!

Dr. Maria Gallo is a very special interviewee for our podcast. She is president of Delaware Valley UniversityDelVal to many of usin Bucks County, PA, north of Philadelphia. For about a year now, we have been working with DelVal on their Blue Ocean Strategy® and are thrilled at the progress they're making. As you may know, from the press and our own our blogs and podcasts, colleges and universities are facing tremendous challenges today. A declining population of high school students is intensifying competition for those going on to college, and for those who do, which college? That is the big question, and one that Maria and DelVal are answering. Listen in!

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Topics: Blue Ocean Strategy, Higher Education

117: Rob Westervelt—Thinking Forward for Higher Education

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 4, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Rob Westervelt explains how he dramatically changed one university's vision, finances and culture!  

Rob Westervelt is a visionary leader, an accomplished strategist and a leading innovator whose mission is to create brighter futures, faster. Robert A. Sevier calls him “One of the most forward-thinking leaders in higher education today.” When we were introduced to Rob, we were so impressed that we had to do a podcast with him so he could share his ideas with you, our listeners. A Stanford-trained innovator, Rob is known for his groundbreaking work in creativity and marketing at George Fox University. To learn from a true game-changing visionary, listen in!

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Topics: Higher Education, innovation

006: Changing Patterns of The Higher Education System with Evan Jerome

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 10, 2017 6:05:00 AM


Evan Jerome is the senior vice-president of Monroe College, where he has served for 20 years working in a variety of areas, including admissions, marketing and launching an online degree program. Evan is responsible for overseeing undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as offsite continuing education in both domestic and international markets.

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Topics: Igniting Change, Higher Education, Corporate Culture

005: Innovation in the Liberal Arts with Richard Ludwick

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 3, 2017 6:04:00 AM


With numerous years of leadership experience in higher education, Richard Ludwick most recently served as president of the Independent Colleges of Indiana, the nation’s oldest state association of private colleges, serving 31 institutions and 100,000 students. In that role since 2010, Richard has helped dramatically increase student funding and grow revenue, including philanthropic gifts. 

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Topics: Culture Change, Higher Education, Corporate Culture

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