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Is Your Finger On The (Real) Higher Education Pulse?


Just when we thought we had it all figured out, a pandemic thrusts the industry off its axis. Uncharted realities and demands are profoundly remodeling Higher Education’s outlook and visioning in the United States. Solutions are being weighed more acutely against a broader set of expectations which will in turn affect decision making in a multitude of ways. Over the course of a few short months, some very familiar priorities and principles are no longer leading the way.


Are you tuned in to the internal conversation?

Webinar attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the most relevant institutional practices toward developing effective tools and environments for their students, faculty and staff. In addition, glean firsthand insight to the mindsets of institutional leaders and planners in order to most effectively help solve their issues as consultative partners.



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Stephanie O'Brien
Founder | CEO

Collegium | Dovetail

Evolving from the thriving practice she launched in 2003, Stephanie founded Collegium Strategies, LLC as a platform to now extend her knowledge and insight, and to empower other specialists in the facility planning-related field.

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Michael Luciani
VP Student Affairs

Landmark College

As Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Campus Life, Michael provides vision and leadership in managing the departments within the Student Affairs division, including Residential Life, Counseling & Health Services, Athletics, Student Activities, Adventure & Outdoor Education, Judicial Affairs, Campus Safety, Social Pragmatic Programs & Services, New Student Orientation and Student Leadership Programming, with the ultimate objective of developing and sustaining a vibrant campus community that values diversity and where students are actively engaged in their education, personal growth and development.  As the Chief Student Affairs Officer, Michael is also charged with leading the strategic planning process for Student Affairs and for providing leadership in the development and evaluation of all Student Affairs programs, services, policies, regulations and publications.

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Erik Skinner
VP Admin Services

Sierra College

Erik is the Vice President of Administrative Services at Sierra College in Rocklin California. He spent several years at the California Community College Chancellor’s Office in Sacramento in various leadership capacities.

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Dr. Tarek Mahfouz
Prof. Construction Management

Ball State University

Dr. Tarek S. Mahfouzh is the Associate Dean of the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) and Professor of Construction Management at Ball State University in Indiana. He is also the 2019-2020 University Senate Chair, and Board of Directors Chair - The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

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Karen Quada
Interior Designer

Western Michigan University

Karen joins us representing Interior Designers who focus on the built environment within higher education facilities. She is an Interior Designer with the Facilities Management Department, under the Architecture and Design division at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She is a board member foe the Association of University Interior Designers, a national organization. She spent 8 years working on the corporate planning side before she came back to WMU. She is an alumna of WMU, holding a BS in Interior Design with a minor in business.



Articles for Download

US HE Governing Boards (pdf)

Next Generation Student

Executive Summary

Volume 5 |  2019

New Horizons Ed Equity & The Classroom

Inside Higher Ed Article

BA's at a Community College

Forbes Regional Differences in Higher Education

Century Foundation Report-

Funding Rec

Information for Download



College Planning TCO Article

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