Think Differently About Higher Education

Community colleges and universities are re-imagining how to get work done to reshapes COVID19 pandemic reshapes the higher education industry.  Next generation teaching and learning models are rapidly influencing all aspects of administration, instruction, and student services.  Higher education institutions are taking on the challenge to redesign their organization and processes. Reinvention is essential to assure institutional survival and success.

Working with you, together we’ll develop strategies and actions to:

  • Answer broad, institution-wide questions
  • Operationalize novel next generation administrative, teaching, and learning approaches
  • Connect the dots between what faculty and students needs
  • Help your institution to buy into, adopt and appreciate change


As a veteran management consultant, Dianna has led/contributed to engagements in academic, administrative, technology areas ranging from departmental to system-wide initiatives in higher education and in not-for-profit organizations. Engagements include:

  • The development of several technology organization strategic plans that align with institutional priorities;
  • The development of strategic planning processes and plans for small liberal arts colleges and individual academic schools and departments;
  • The development of an end-to-end student experience lifecycle assessment to inform the technology vision for a 34-community and technical college system;
  • Co-facilitated the development of a campus-wide research informatics strategic plan for a R1 university;
  • The redesign of an administrative services organization with cost reduction strategies; and
  • A feasibility study to identify an optimal membership and business model to grow and support a program within a cancer survivorship and research focused not-for-profit organization.

Universities and colleges she has supported include:  CSU East Bay, Elmhurst College, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Bellevue College, Kingsborough Community College, Hostos Community College, UCLA, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Washington State Community and Technical College System.

Ready to start a conversation about your support needs? Contact Dianna at [email protected].