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Higher Education Business Models Under Stress: Planning for Successful Transitions
Graceful Business Model Transitions: Planning and Executing a College or Campus Closure

January 13, 2022
Free Webinar Series: November 15 | 1-2 PM Eastern and January 13 | 1-2 PM Eastern

Register for the Complete Series

Part One: November 15
Higher Education Business Models Under Stress: Planning for Successful Transitions

WEBINAR SERIES (Two-Part)

Higher Education Business Models Under Stress:
Planning for Successful Transitions

This two-part webinar series will help build your fiduciary understanding of your institution’s business model as you prepare the campus for a range of possible business transformations, from mergers, strategic affiliations, corporate partnerships, or even the ultimate scenario of a campus closure.

Explore the critical decisions that are triggered as an institution struggles to balance its budget or chooses to shut its doors. Every financially distressed college or university needs a comprehensive set of plans that the board and campus leadership can periodically review if and when continued mission fulfillment is severely challenged or no longer possible.

Part Two: Graceful Business Model Transitions: Planning and Executing a College or Campus Closure

January 13 | 1:00 PM–2:00 PM Eastern

In some instances, the results of a college or university’s business analytics may reveal underlying weaknesses that are simply insurmountable, triggering the most unfortunate scenario of closing a campus. And yet, if the board makes a closure decision too late, it could make an already desperate situation even worse.

A graceful closure process requires embracing the values of an ethical commitment to protect the students, a functional commitment to protect the institutional mission and mitigate against risk, and also an attitudinal commitment to understand how the decision will impact all internal and external stakeholders. Working through the human toll of a campus closure requires careful planning and a focus on continuing transparency, communication, and support for those most affected.

This program will also address other issues that must be managed when an institution closes, including the responsibility and authority of accrediting commissions, faculty tenure, student loans, the physical campus, and more.

Join a panel discussion moderated by Rick Seltzer, senior editor of Higher Ed Dive, with guest panelists Melody Rose, author of AGB’s new book Higher Education Business Models Under Stress, and Lynn Priddy and James Lyons Sr., higher education leaders with experience closing financially distressed colleges and universities.

Who should attend: Trustees, board chairs, presidents, finance committee chairs and members, strategic planners, chief financial officers, academic planners, chief planning officers, campus planners, student affairs, administrators

Moderator

Rick Seltzer

Senior EditorHigher Ed Dive

Panelists

James E. Lyons Sr.

Senior ConsultantAGB Consulting

President & CEOClaremont Lincoln University

Melody Rose

Chancellor Nevada System of Higher Education

Registration Information

This is a complimentary program.

To register, visit the AGB website.

All registration questions should be directed to AGB.

About AGB

Since 1921, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) has been the premier membership organization that strengthens higher education governing boards and the strategic roles they serve within their institutions and foundations.

Through our vast library of resources, educational events, and consulting services, we empower 40,000 AGB members from more than 2,000 institutions and foundations to navigate complex issues, implement leading practices, streamline operations, and govern with confidence.