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Higher Education Operations Improvement

Plante Moran
Fluctuation and uncertainty flood today’s economic landscape. It’s no wonder that many institutions are focusing on how to contain costs while at the same time attract and retain students. Our higher education operations improvement experts will assess data to help you develop a win-win solution that will improve satisfaction among faculty, students, and staff and increase your bottom line. And, when you’re looking for ways to run more efficiently, our experts can help incorporate best practices that will make your institution more efficient, effective, and productive.

The Business of Higher Education
Alignment of initiatives with institutional missions

Higher Education Operations Improvement Thought Leadership

  • Enterprise risk management: Lessons for higher education
    As your institution faces increasing threats, a proactive risk management program can help you rest easier. And guess what? It doesn’t have to be expensive. Our experts lay out practical and achievable steps for you to consider.
    Vicki VanDenBerg
    Article June 1, 2017 12 min read
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  • Understanding & planning your cloud strategy
    The cloud is a growing topic in higher education — are you wondering how best to incorporate it into your organization? Our podcast will talk about the trends we’re seeing and what resources you might want to delegate to the technology.
    Judy Wright Kyle Macyda
    Podcast May 17, 2017 14 minute listen
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  • Cloud service level agreements, metrics and management
    Our higher education experts share tips on structuring your service level agreement with cloud providers, including what metrics you need to track and best practice for ongoing management.
    Judy Wright Kyle Macyda
    Podcast April 25, 2017 12 minute listen
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  • Cloud service providers and implementation
    Have you been considering evaluating a cloud service provider? Listen to our podcast to get an idea of where to begin when it comes to the cloud.
    Judy Wright Kyle Macyda
    Podcast April 25, 2017 13 minute listen
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  • Cybersecurity in the cloud
    It’s a fact: your institution will experience a major security threat or security event. Join us as we discuss some of the key topics you should be discussing with your board. 
    Alex Brown Judy Wright Kyle Macyda
    Podcast April 26, 2017 14 minute listen
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Our clients say

Plante Moran really listened to what folks were saying about their jobs and their concerns. The candid feedback that they were able to entice out of what I know to be a tough audience was amazing. They offered an environment where the employees felt comfortable being honest. I also value that I can call up our engagement partner with questions outside of scope, and they are always very helpful and generous. I have a lot of respect for the whole team and the wisdom they have about the industry.

Robert Montgomery Vice Chancellor of Information Technologies, Oakland Community College

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Operational review for large community college
Oakland Community College successfully streamlines their operations and increases operational effectiveness following review and restructuring of three departments.
Case Study April 13, 2017 3 min read

Our Team

Our cross-functional higher education operations improvement team offers a full spectrum of integrated operational, financial, strategic, human capital, and technology services to help colleges and universities reduce costs, enhance services, and increase efficiencies. Take Partner Judy Wright, for example, who has more than 20 years of experience blending technology and operations and has helped institutions manage more than $150 million in enterprise-wide technology implementations. Our clients appreciate this level of expertise.