Our Team

As former presidents and chancellors, our associates draw from their knowledge and experience in higher education to help others address the challenges facing colleges and universities today. We are lifelong learners engaged in higher education research as consultants, lecturers, and scholars. We will help you identify an AASCU Consulting associate whose skills and experience best match your organization’s needs. Below are summaries of our associates and their experience. Click on them for more details on their background and expertise.

Dr. Howard Cohen

Dr. Howard Cohen

Senior Associate

Chancellor Emeritus, Purdue University Northwest
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Specialties: Strategic Planning, Department Chair Leadership Development, Executive Development, Academic Planning for provosts and deans

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Dr. John Anderson

Dr. John Anderson

President of Millersville University and President of Alfred State College (SUNY)

Specialties: Institutional Advancement, Fundraising/ friendraising, strategic planning, executive coaching, presidential evaluations, sustainability development

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Dr. Wayne Andrews

Dr. Wayne Andrews

President Emeritus, Morehead State University

Specialties: Board-President relationships; Board assessment and development; Win-Win partnerships between business

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Dr. Charles Bantz

Dr. Charles Bantz

Chancellor Emeritus, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Specialties: Team and leadership development, organizational culture and change, executive coaching, managing when bad things happen

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Dr. Mickey Burnim

Dr. Mickey Burnim

President Emeritus, Bowie State University

Specialties: Executive coaching (effectiveness enhancement, transitions), leadership team effectiveness (coaching, team building, and retreat facilitation), executive evaluation, strategic planning

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Dr. Ken Dobbins

Dr. Ken Dobbins

Chancellor, Ponce Health Sciences University, St. Louis

Specialties: Assessing financial, facilities, campus budgeting process, and other administrative areas; guiding academic/non-academic program reviews in a collegial/transparent manner; conducting organizational reviews and realignments; and integrating campus-wide entrepreneurial concepts

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Dr. Karen Haynes

Dr. Karen Haynes

President Emeritus, California State University, San Marcos

Specialties: Team and leadership development; executive coaching; fund and friend development; community engagement and innovative partnerships; organizational culture and climate strategies and programs.

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Dr. Jolene Koester

Dr. Jolene Koester

President Emeritus, California State University, Northridge

Specialties: Team and leadership development,  executive coaching, strategic planning

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Dr. Keith Miller

Dr. Keith Miller

Former President and Professor of Leadership, Virginia State University

Specialties: Branding the institution, strategic planning, enrollment management, fundraising and government relations, enterprise resource planning (ERP), emergency response management, and internationalization

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Dr. Stephen Reno

Dr. Stephen Reno

Chancellor Emeritus, University System of New Hampshire

Specialties: Integration of accreditation self-study and institutional strategic planning and multi-campus public systems of higher education, including board development, CEO development and evaluation, and system dynamics

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Dr. Sal Rinella

Dr. Sal Rinella

Former President, Austin Peay State University

Specialties: Strategic planning and positioning, performance assessment, identifying transformational programs and initiatives, formulating partnerships to advance the institution, and team development

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Dr. James Votruba

Dr. James Votruba

President Emeritus, Northern Kentucky University

Specialties: Civic engagement, university-community partnerships, leadership assessment and development, organizational effectiveness and alignment, strategic planning and board development

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Dr. John Welty

Dr. John Welty

President Emeritus, California State University, Fresno (Fresno State)

Specialties: Strategic planning, university advancement and fundraising, team building and executive coaching            

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Dr. Karen Whitney

Dr. Karen Whitney

President Emerita, Clarion University

Specialties:  Administrative & Student Centered Program Review, Governing Board Assessment, Multi-University System Assessment Organizational Structural Assessment, Senior/Executive Leadership Assessment & Development

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Specialists

Dr. Dorcas Colvin

Dr. Dorcas Colvin

Specialist

Specialties: Designing and implementing successful initiatives, strategic planning, leading change, organizational unit assessment, career coaching for middle managers, professional development program design and project management

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Kathy M. Mangels

Kathy M. Mangels

Specialist

Specialties:  Assessing financial data, campus budget process, and financing solutions; financial services including billing and financial aid; facilities management and master planning.

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Dr. James C. Schroeder

Dr. James C. Schroeder

Independent Specialist

Specialties: Fundraising, alumni relations, foundation and alumni board development, advancement management, President/advancement relationships

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Emeriti

Dr. John Moore

Dr. John Moore

President Emeritus And Distinguished Trustee Professor, Indiana State University

Specialties: Transition planning and management, board assessment and development, president evaluations and development (i.e. coaching), intervention in troubled presidencies 

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Dr. Edward Penson

Dr. Edward Penson

President Emeritus, Salem College

Specialties:  Confidential assistive conferring: listening, exploring alternative solutions, suggesting ideas, and offering counsel to university leaders

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