Our Team 2

As former presidents, chancellors and other senior executives, our consultants draw from their knowledge and experience in higher education to help others address the challenges facing colleges and universities today. We are lifelong learners engaged in higher education research as consultants, lecturers, and scholars. Below are summaries of our consultants and their experience. Click on them for more details on their background and expertise.

Senior Consultants

Dr. Charles Bantz

Dr. Charles Bantz

Chancellor Emeritus, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Specialties: Team and leadership development, organizational culture and change, executive coaching, managing when bad things happen

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Dr. Mickey Burnim

Dr. Mickey Burnim

President Emeritus, Bowie State University

Specialties: Executive coaching (effectiveness enhancement, transitions), leadership team effectiveness (coaching, team building, and retreat facilitation), executive evaluation, strategic planning

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Dr. Ken Dobbins

Dr. Ken Dobbins

President Emeritus, Southeast Missouri State University. Chancellor Emeritus, Ponce Health Sciences University, St. Louis

Specialties: Assessing financial, facilities, campus budgeting process, and other administrative areas; guiding academic/non-academic program reviews in a collegial/transparent manner; conducting organizational reviews and realignments; and integrating campus-wide entrepreneurial concepts

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Dr. Michelle Behr

Dr. Michelle Behr

Chancellor Emerita, University of Minnesota Morris

Specialties: Leadership team building, coaching, mentoring, and development; reading institutional culture and facilitating transformation and organizational change, especially with small institutions; shared governance; institutional accreditation 

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Dr. Karen Haynes

Dr. Karen Haynes

President Emeritus, California State University, San Marcos

Specialties: Team and leadership development; executive coaching; fund and friend development; community engagement and innovative partnerships; organizational culture and climate strategies and programs.

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Dr. Dana Hoyt

Dr. Dana Hoyt

President Emeritus, Sam Houston State University

Specialties: Strategic finance using budget and data analytics; feasibility of consolidation/ merger or shared service models; athletics – changing landscape and finance; vision and strategy related to leading change; onboarding or executive coaching

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Dr. John Jasinski

Dr. John Jasinski

Former President, Northwest Missouri State University

Specialties: Strategy (planning and execution, organizational culture and transformation, operational and financial effectiveness, organizational assessment and data/information systems, change management); Leadership (development, onboarding, leadership system alignment, shared governance); Institutional capacity (external relations and fundraising; academic planning and execution; student, stakeholder and workforce systems; partnership development; integrated and value-added accreditation approaches; preparing for, and leading through crises)

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Dr. Jolene Koester

Dr. Jolene Koester

Interim Chancellor, The California State Unversity

Specialties: Team and leadership development,  executive coaching, strategic planning

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Dr. Dorothy Leland

Dr. Dorothy Leland

Chancellor Emerita, University of California, Merced

Specialties: Institutional Transformation, Leading Organizational Change, Crisis Communication, Presidential Evaluation, Executive Coaching, Leadership Team Development

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Dr. Keith Miller

Dr. Keith Miller

President Emeritus, Lock Haven University and Former President and Professor of Leadership, Virginia State University

Specialties: Branding the institution, strategic planning, enrollment management, fundraising and government relations, enterprise resource planning (ERP), emergency response management, and internationalization

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Dr. James Votruba

Dr. James Votruba

President Emeritus, Northern Kentucky University

Specialties: Civic engagement, university-community partnerships, leadership assessment and development, organizational effectiveness and alignment, strategic planning and board development

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Dr. Karen Whitney

Dr. Karen Whitney

President Emerita, Clarion University

Specialties:  Administrative & Student Centered Program Review, Governing Board Assessment, Multi-University System Assessment Organizational Structural Assessment, Senior/Executive Leadership Assessment & Development

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Dr. John Welty

Dr. John Welty

President Emeritus, California State University, Fresno (Fresno State)

Specialties: Strategic planning, university advancement and fundraising, team building and executive coaching            

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Consultants

Dr. Marten L. denBoer

Dr. Marten L. denBoer

Consultant

Specialties: Student success, academic program development, shared governance, assessment, strategic planning, resource allocation

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Kathy M. Mangels

Kathy M. Mangels

Consultant

Specialties:  Assessing financial data, campus budget process, and financing solutions; financial services including billing and financial aid; facilities management and master planning.

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Rashad Nelms, J.D.

Rashad Nelms, J.D.

Consultant

Specialties: International programs and partnerships; Executive coaching and strategic advising; Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (JDEI); strategic institutional planning and communications; manager and staff onboarding and development programs

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Dr. Clint-Michael Reneau

Dr. Clint-Michael Reneau

Consultant

Specialties: Diversity, equity, and inclusion; student affairs and co-curricular strategy and development; student conduct and Title IX; disability services and ADA/504 compliance; team and leadership development; crisis communication; retreat facilitation; strategic planning

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Dr. James C. Schroeder

Dr. James C. Schroeder

Consultant

Specialties: Fundraising, alumni relations, foundation and alumni board development, advancement management, President/advancement relationships

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Executive director

Dr. Matthew Ceppi

Dr. Matthew Ceppi

Executive Director

Specialties:  Strategy design and execution, transformation, public private partnerships, financial and resource allocation models, talent management

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Emeriti

Dr. John Moore

Dr. John Moore

Emeritus in Memoriam

President Emeritus And Distinguished Trustee Professor, Indiana State University

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Dr. Edward Penson

Dr. Edward Penson

President Emeritus, Salem College

Specialties:  Confidential assistive conferring: listening, exploring alternative solutions, suggesting ideas, and offering counsel to university leaders

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