When we considered rebranding The Center for Higher Education Leadership, I focused on helping institutions as we all faced a series of existential crises from a pandemic to an economic downturn. I have always been bullish on higher education prospects, even though I could see a clear need for change. Our new landscape is already challenging the status quo and requires innovation and agility.
Students facing a changing job market and learners of all ages pivoting to new careers need higher education more than ever. Our organization will play a leading role in creating a successful path forward for higher education institutions and the learners who rely on us. We need to create options that are affordable, flexible, and relevant to the future of work.
It’s time for higher ed leaders to work together to find the solutions that will not only allow them to survive the current crisis but to thrive. We are expanding our offerings to help leaders manage issues like strategic planning and issues like diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are expanding our mentoring program to give leaders opportunities to share with peers and get advice from leaders who understand the unique situations facing faculty and administrators.