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Podcast | Fiscal resiliency

Higher Ed Advisor: exploring PASSHE’s strategic integration journey towards fiscal sustainability and student success

It’s all about students and expanding student opportunity. Opening the aperture for others (students) who have been historically underserved is a key driver (for PASSHE’s integration).”
Dan Greenstein, Chancellor, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education

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 16th episode in our fiscal resiliency series for higher education institutions. 

The critical shifting dynamics blazing across higher education have mobilized colleges and universities to transform their business models to ensure fiscal sustainability, expand opportunities and enhance student outcomes. Dan Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), joins our podcast to examine how strategic integrations enabled Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned institutions to navigate the many obstacles plaguing the industry, like declines in revenues and student enrollments, and chart a data-driven course forward to meet student and community needs.

Hear Chancellor Greenstein’s candid story about why PASSHE embarked on its institutional integration journey and how this bold, strategic change aligned with board and leadership objectives. We explore notable challenges, tools, technology, success drivers and desired outcomes and outline advice to leaders considering this route to fiscal resiliency.

Don’t miss how the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognized the value of PASSHE’s redesign efforts as well as the lessons learned along the road map to pioneering institutional and student success.

We had to equip ourselves with the resources we knew we didn’t have … there were areas we knew we were going to get into where we didn’t have the technical skills, so we went out looking for support, and we found Baker Tilly.
Dan Greenstein, Chancellor, PASSHE

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