HBCU launched college esports program to enhance student engagement

Baker Tilly’s collegiate athletics and esports co-practice leaders, Dave Capitano and Adrienne Larmett, participated in Baker Tilly International’s 2021 global virtual event, being bakertilly, and shared their higher education industry-specialized insights on esports and how institutions can create an esports program to enhance student recruitment, retention, engagement and wellness.  

After being bakertilly, Baker Tilly International published an article summarizing the key takeaways from the collegiate esports discussion, including the innovative, competitive and transformative opportunities colleges and universities have with an esports program – as well as the potential risks.

Read the full article: Finding value in college esports.

Dan Cardell, esports investor, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Wilkes University and frequent Higher Ed Advisor podcast guest, was also interviewed by Baker Tilly International about his esports experience.

Read the interview: Esports investors level up in an emerging sector.

For more information about collegiate esports, or to learn how Baker Tilly’s higher education specialists can help your institution assess an esports program, contact our team.

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