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Seizing Growth Opportunities and Avoiding Operating Risks in Higher Education

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Senior leaders of New England’s higher education institutions face complex decision environments that require a strategic and dynamic perspective in knowing how to innovate and invest in growth opportunities—as well as to anticipate and avoid risks and challenges.

Join NEBHE and its partner, RSM, for an engaging executive briefing for senior higher education executives. The event will draw upon the insight of experts and thought leaders to discuss opportunities for capturing the “upside” and avoiding the “downside,” as institutions navigate the competitive realities of New England higher education.


10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.

11 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Michael K. Thomas, President & CEO, NEBHE
Dan Bonnette, Partner, RSM

11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Competitive Realities and Opportunities in the Region: Data-driven Strategies for Enrollment and Growth
The data are clear: The number of traditional-age students in New England continues to decline, creating the need for strategic and diversified approaches to enrollment and growth. There are no silver bullets, to be sure. But which strategies hold promise for New England colleges and universities in their efforts to compete within and beyond the region? What factors will distinguish institutions’ competitive prospects and ability to quickly seize opportunities?

Dan Bonnette, Partner, RSM
Jack Maguire, Founder, Maguire Associates
Samantha Fisher, Vice President, Higher Education, EY-Parthenon
Alex Parnia, Executive Chairman, Global Education Access

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Luncheon & Break

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Could it Happen to Us? Recognizing, Evaluating and Addressing Key Risks Related to Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity
From large to small, colleges and universities across the U.S. have experienced data breaches and have been the targets of cybercrime. What are the best practices for how institutions should prepare and, when a breach occurs, respond? What lessons can we learn from experiences so far? What are the respective roles of trustees, presidents and senior staff in evaluating, preparing and addressing key risks?

Michele DiVito
Lisa Larson, President, Eastern Maine Community College
Alain Marcuse, Strategic Cyber Security and Privacy Consultant, RSM
Mounil Patel, Chief Technology Officer, Mimecast


April 29
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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