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Welcome to Higher Ed Advisor, the Baker Tilly podcast series where we speak with higher education industry leaders about practical and proactive guidance to help colleges and universities protect and enhance their value.

This podcast is the 11th episode in our fiscal resiliency series for higher education institutions.

What happens when students are successful at higher education institutions? It is a victory for both the student population and the entire higher education community, highlights Lenore Rodicio, community college thought leader, who returns to our Higher Ed Advisor fiscal resiliency podcast series. In this episode, we continue the conversation about the changing landscape of higher education and expand on the industry’s response to unique student needs, the evolving definition of student success and various themes in colleges and universities aimed at generating revenue and boosting enrollment. The discussion also illuminates the importance of trying different approaches to achieve different results.

Listen to this engaging podcast as we reveal strategies to becoming student ready and attaining fiscal sustainability in response to the disruptions caused by COVID-19, including:

  • Recognizing that achieving equitable student success is a continuous cycle that demands a consistent assess-and-review process in which data plays an important role
  • Placing students at the center of an institution’s problem-solving approaches
  • Keeping the student lifecycle and the concept of the whole student in mind as institutions rethink and transform the way they do business and serve students
  • Understanding the ways strategic combinations, institutional and community collaborations and shared services can team together in reconfiguring campuses to better support students and make resources more effective

Plus, hear our advice on how institutions can answer the recurring question that many new-to-college students ask today, "can I afford higher education?”

Meet this episode’s guest speaker:
  • Lenore Rodicio, is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, whose work focuses on student success, access and achievement, which has resulted in significant improvements in student retention and graduation rates. She is currently a Senior Fellow for transformation initiatives funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, and she recently served as Executive Vice President and Provost of Miami Dade College.

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