Universities and Hospitals

Good Governance: The Importance of the Board of Trustees

February 16, 2024 / Comments Off on Good Governance: The Importance of the Board of Trustees

Nonprofit organizations do well to look at publicly held corporations and their governance practices as modern roadmaps to governance excellence. In the corporate world, board positions are highly coveted roles, reserved for the most skilled and connected corporate executive leadership. In the past, nonprofit board roles were seen as a way for directors to perfect […]

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How to Survive the Higher Ed Demographic Cliff

January 19, 2024 / Comments Off on How to Survive the Higher Ed Demographic Cliff

The landscape of higher education in the United States is undergoing a significant transformation, and beneath the sensational headlines and political upheavals lies a less glamorous yet potent force: the demographic cliff, also known as the enrollment cliff. This precipitous drop in enrollment is attributed to the decline in birth rates during the Great Recession, […]

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Joseph Sun

December 21, 2023 / Comments Off on Joseph Sun

Joe Sun is an educator, DEI specialist, mentor, counselor, strategist, planner, and consultant with more than 40 years of experience. A deeply accomplished leader, Joe has held numerous roles and appointments throughout his career across a spectrum of institutions, organizations, and continents. Joe recently served as vice rector (provost) of Forman Christian College University, a […]

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The Reimagining of FDR Park: The Economic Impact and Return on Environmental Resiliency

November 15, 2023 / Comments Off on The Reimagining of FDR Park: The Economic Impact and Return on Environmental Resiliency

In 2022, the Fairmount Park Conservancy commissioned Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) to conduct an economic impact analysis on FDR Park, which included quantifying the environmental and health/recreation benefits. FDR Park, a 348 acre public space in South Philadelphia has been used in a variety of ways throughout its century-long history. In 2021, the Fairmount Park […]

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The Economic and Social Impact of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Athletics

October 19, 2023 / Comments Off on The Economic and Social Impact of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Athletics

In 2023, ESI was commissioned by the University of Minnesota Athletics Department to conduct an economic and social impact study. As the college athletics industry continues to grow, so does its impact on and around places of higher education. The University of Minnesota is home to over 55,000 students and is a founding member of […]

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A Clash of Tradition and Economics: How Changing Media Markets Shape the College Football Landscape

September 22, 2023 / Comments Off on A Clash of Tradition and Economics: How Changing Media Markets Shape the College Football Landscape

2023 has been marked by a whirlwind of conference changes among the NCAA’s “Power 5” (P5) athletic conferences. These include the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the Big Ten (Midwest), the Big 12 (Great Plains + Texas), the Pacific Coast Conference (PAC 10, 12, or 2, depending on when you asked), and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). […]

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